UNIVERSITIES: Free Educational DVD of Daily Show Producer’s New Doc TICKLING GIANTS

Directed by THE DAILY SHOW’s Senior Producer, Sara Taksler, this documentary follows Bassem Youssef, the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”, and his fight to bring satire to The Middle East. TICKLING GIANTS is an important, funny film about free speech and it​ will be an excellent addition to your collection. And it’s free! ​

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef made a decision that’s every mother’s worst nightmare – he left his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian.

Youssef has created 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, Youssef comes up with creative ways to non-violently challenge abuses of power. He endures physical threats, protests, and legal action, all because of jokes.

Tickling Giants

This grant covers the cost of the film license (up to $350) to those applicants who qualify. To receive the grant, simply​ fill out this form and mention you heard about this from Tugg EDU. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

​Please note: All you have to do is complete the form and our partners at Causeumentary will locate a student group to host a screening of the film. You will then be able to add the film to your library collection for future use.

The documentary comes with a special Q&A with Youssef, hosted by comedian Samantha Bee.

A request does not guarantee a screening. Let us know (edu@tugginc.com) once you’ve completed the form and I will make sure to fast track your grant application.