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Last updated: 22 June, 2013

Jon Stewart brings laughter and controversy to Bassem Youssef’s show

"Have you thought about traffic lights?" The famous US comedian plays around with both Egyptian society and US policy as he makes successful stop at Egypt's most talked-about show.

“May I say something, may I make an announcement,” asks US comedian Jon Stewart at the beginning of his appearance at Youssef’s comedy show. “Your President has bestowed upon me an appointment. I am now the mayor of Luxor,” he finishes, in a reference to the recent scandal around Morsi’s decision to appoint a hardline Islamist in the city of Luxor.

See the video above for the show (in English).