Hailing from the nation that prides itself on its rambunctious sense of humour, Bassem Youssef  has kept Egypt's liberals laughing throughout a tricky period of transition .
The self-styled Jon Stewart of Egyptian television  has firmly stuck his satirical boot into the country's leadership, as they struggle with economic  and political challenges in the tumultuous post-revolutionary climate.
A demi-god among his supporters, Bassem's polarising brand of humour has made him enemies among the country's conservative Islamist political class. Public denouncements of the star were followed by an arrest warrant being issued by the state prosecutor-general.
Arriving at court in an oversized imitation Morsi hat, Youssef kept his legions of followers updated throughout the session with a series of humorous tweets.
We take a look at the controversial moments in the career of the man who's swiftly becoming a national legend.