Tickling Giants 2

Tickling Giants

Opens Wednesday, March 15

In Person Events

  • Tue Mar 14: 

    Q&A with director Sara Taksler!

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Showtimes

  • Tue, Mar 14 at:

    •  7:00 PM
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  • Wed, Mar 15 at:

    •  2:35 PM
    •  5:00 PM
    •  7:30 PM
    •  9:55 PM
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  • Thu, Mar 16 at:

    •  2:35 PM
    •  5:00 PM
    •  7:30 PM
    •  9:55 PM
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In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare… He leaves his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.

Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the most viewed television program in the Middle East. He has 30 million viewers per episode compared to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s 2 million viewers. In a country where free speech is not settled law, Bassem comes up with creative ways to non-violently challenge abuses of power. He endures physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes.

No unicorns or falafel were harmed in the making of this film.

TICKLING GIANTS screens Tue Mar 14 as part of Stranger Than Fiction and opens for a special engagement Wed Mar 15. 

  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 111 minutes
  • Director Sara Taksler