Top Egyptian TV comic says show pulled off air

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Posted: Jun 02, 2014 10:53 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's top TV satirist said on Monday his show had been cancelled, a move likely to raise speculation that he was pulled off the air because his latest script poked fun at a presidential election won by the former army chief.

Bassem Youssef, known as the "Egyptian Jon Stewart", told a news conference that the station that hosted him, Saudi-owned MBC Masr, had been put under more pressure "than it could handle."

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)