Ramez Galal has hosted his show during Ramadan for about seven years, regularly causing controversy [File: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters]

Some Egyptian legislators have called on Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly to ban a prank television show aired every year during Ramadan, accusing it of inciting violence against women.

The show Ramez Magnon Rasmi, or Ramez Is Officially Crazy, invites celebrities onto what is branded as a serious talk show in Dubai, but it turns out to be a hoax episode hosted by actor Ramez Galal.


The guests are handcuffed to a chair with Galal threatening them with crabs and snakes, or with other punishments if they do not “confess” to his questions.

In the first episode, Galal made fun of actress Ghada Adel

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