From the album Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef spends more time each with his team of researchers, writers and artists than filming. Researchers comb through the zeitgeist of Egypt's political news, Facebook memes and Twitter chatter to find stories to riff off of. Bassem and his writers bounce ideas back and forth in a small room in their Mohandaseen office.

David Degner / Freelance