April 07

Rafi Bastos

Rafi Bastos

Special Event

Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social
media presence of stand up clips in English. Many of Rafi’s super-viral stand up clips come from nightly
performances at the prestigious Comedy Cellar. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy,
media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of American-style stand up comedy in Brazil.
Rafi’s 17-year comedy and acting career, before coming to the United States, garnered many firsts and was
covered in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. After setting more than a few records, he opened a
stand up comedy club and continuously created National controversy by challenging Brazil’s oppressive laws
surrounding freedom of speech.

Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 370
million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the
Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won
the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English
and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America -
always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence.

Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor, intelligence and worldly view have made him a hit online and the
first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including
COMEDY CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is
also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the
world, hosted in Montreal, Canada.

Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima
Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-field
journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of
Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in
Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective - in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.

04/07/2024 7:00 PM
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Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social media presence of stand up clips in English. Many of Rafi’s super-viral stand up clips come from nightly performances at the prestigious Comedy Cellar. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy, media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of American-style stand up comedy in Brazil. Rafi’s 17-year comedy and acting career, before coming to the United States, garnered many firsts and was covered in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. After setting more than a few records, he opened a stand up comedy club and continuously created National controversy by challenging Brazil’s oppressive laws surrounding freedom of speech.

Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 370 million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America - always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence.

Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor, intelligence and worldly view have made him a hit online and the first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including COMEDY CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the world, hosted in Montreal, Canada.

Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-field journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective - in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.


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Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social
media presence of stand up clips in English. Many of Rafi’s super-viral stand up clips come from nightly
performances at the prestigious Comedy Cellar. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy,
media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of American-style stand up comedy in Brazil.
Rafi’s 17-year comedy and acting career, before coming to the United States, garnered many firsts and was
covered in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. After setting more than a few records, he opened a
stand up comedy club and continuously created National controversy by challenging Brazil’s oppressive laws
surrounding freedom of speech.

Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 370
million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the
Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won
the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English
and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America -
always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence.

Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor, intelligence and worldly view have made him a hit online and the
first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including
COMEDY CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is
also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the
world, hosted in Montreal, Canada.

Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima
Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-field
journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of
Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in
Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective - in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.