Egypt's Jon Stewart interviews Jon Stewart in Cairo

Stewart practiced his Arabic and talked about his upcoming film on Bassem Youssef's show

By Prachi Gupta

Published June 22, 2013 4:21PM (EDT)

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, currently on hiatus to direct his first feature film, "Rosewater," resurfaced this week to visit his Egyptian counterpart, Bassem Youssef.

Stewart interviewed the Egyptian political satirist on his show earlier this year after Youssef was arrested by Egyptian authorities for "denigrating Islam" and criticizing Egypt's president, Mohamed Morsi.

Stewart, sporting a short beard, was brought onto Youssef's "The Program" as a prisoner marching to "The Final Duel" from "Star Wars." He even practiced some Arabic for the audience.

Prachi Gupta

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