Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ in Cairo

by Mark Jafar, Viacom

The New York Times reports that Jon Stewart made a surprise guest appearance last week on “Al Bernameg,” (translation: “The Program”), the influential Egyptian satirical news program whose host, Bassem Youssef, is often referred to as ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart.’  The American Jon Stewart is in the Middle East this summer shooting his directorial debut, Rosewater.

Check out his full appearance below (the intro is in Arabic, but the interview is in English).  We love Jon’s movie directing sabbatical beard almost as much as we love the adoring reception he receives from the Cairo crowd.