With a career spanning over 17 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 the world. 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.
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 life on the FX channel (“The Life of Rafinha Bastos”). Rafinha acted in four other series and eight films.
Currently based in New York, he’s a regular performer at major comedy clubs in the city, such as The Comedy Cellar New York Comedy Club and Caroline’s. His third stand-up special, “Ultimatum,” is available on Netflix. The streaming platform also licensed Rafinha’s previous stand-up specials, 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.