With a career spanning over 15 years, and a grasp at raunchy humor that sells out
theaters everywhere he goes, Rafinha Bastos is one of the most important and
well respected comedians in Brazil. Also an actor and journalist, he is amongst the
30 most watched comedians in the world on YouTube, with videos that have
more than 250 million views. With over 11 million followers on Twitter, the New
York Times has deemed him one of the most influential people in the world.
Bastos is the owner of the biggest comedy club in Latin America ("Comedians" in
São Paulo). Since 2010, his achievements in Brazil include the executive
production of the Brazilian version of Saturday Night Live, a series of shows on
national network television ( "CQC" and "A Liga"). He wrote the script, produced,
and directed a show about his own life, “The Life of Rafinha Bastos”, on the FX
channel. As if that weren’t enough, he also acted in four other series and eight
different films. One of his greater success stories thus far, is having written the
script, produced, and acted in "Internet - The Movie", which after being released
in theaters in Brazil, it had its rights bought by Netflix and is one of the most
watched movies of the streaming service in the country.
Currently based in Los Angeles, he’s a regular performer at major comedy clubs in
the city, such as the Laugh Factory and Improv. He also hosts the competition
show “Ultimate Beastmaster”, on Netflix. His third stand-up special, "Ultimatum”,
an original Netflix production, will be released September 21, 2018. Rafinha’s
previous stand-ups were also licensed by the streaming platform, and his very
first special, “A Arte do Insulto" - “The Art of the Insult”, was the first local
content available on Netflix Brazil in 2011.