Rafael Bastos Hocsman
December 5, 1976
Porto Alegre, Brazil
|Alma mater||Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, humorist, television presenter, journalist, screenwriter, YouTuber, businessman, basketball player (early)|
|Height||2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)|
Rafael Bastos Hocsman, better known as Rafinha Bastos or simply Rafi Bastos (born December 5, 1976) is a Brazilian comedian, actor, journalist and television personality.
Rafinha Bastos was born to a Jewish family in Porto Alegre, Brazil. His ancestors immigrated from Russia. He received scholarship in 1999 to play basketball at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Later, he played basketball in Brazil for Sogipa, from Porto Alegre, in 2000, helping the team to win the title of the State Basketball Championship in Rio Grande do Sul.
In CQC's September 19, 2011 live broadcast, Bastos made an allegedly dark humor joke about singer Wanessa; when Marcelo Tas, the show's main host, remarked how beautiful the singer looked pregnant, Bastos replied: "Muito. Comeria ela e o bebê." ("Absolutely. I'd do her and the baby"). The joke caused controversy among audiences and was taken with severe criticism. Following the next broadcast on September 26, Bastos was suspended from the show. He was rumoured to have asked his resignation on his contract, but the fact was not confirmed. On October 13, Wanessa and her husband Marcus Buaiz sued Bastos for R$100,000 claiming personal injury. Currently, Rafinha works in stand-up comedy and regularly posts to YouTube.
|2005||Os Ricos Também Choram||Doctor||2 episodes|
|2009||As Olívias||Léo||2 episodes|
|2011||Olívias na TV||Pedro Henrique||1 episode|
|2012||Saturday Night Live Brasil||Himself|
|2012–2013||A Vida de Rafinha Bastos||Himself|
|2014–2015||Agora é Tarde||Himself|
|2016||Tá Rindo do Quê?||Himself|
|2017||Ultimate Beastmaster Brasil||Himself|
|2017||Eu, Ela e um Milhão de Seguidores||Michel Goldenberg|
|2012||O Riso dos Outros||Himself|
|2013||The Dognapper||Doctor Roberto|
|2014||Copa de Elite||René Rodrigues|
|2014||O Segredo do Molho||Politic|
|2016||Mais Forte que o Mundo||Marcos Loro|
|2017||Internet: O Filme||Cesinha Passos|
- "Rafinha Bastos". Os Paparazzi. November 4, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
- "Exclusivo Online".
- Rohter, Larry (August 4, 2011). "A Brazilian's Comic Mania: Social Media". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 20, 2023.
- "Não é piada: Rafinha Bastos foi melhor que Varejão em jogo profissional". UOL Esporte (in Brazilian Portuguese). February 12, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
- "Transmissão Ao vivo". Entretenimento Band.com.br. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "A Liga" – Rafinha Bastos in Band TV Archived April 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Leonhardt, David (March 24, 2011). "A Better Way to Measure Twitter Influence". The 6th Floor Blog. Retrieved January 20, 2023.
- "Rafinha Bastos: The Most Influential Person on Twitter". The Atlantic. March 25, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "Brazil's Twitter King Bastos Keeps It Real With $4,000 Tweets – WIRED". WIRED. March 29, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- "F5 Colunistas – Alberto Pereira Jr – Wanessa quer Rafinha Bastos na cadeia – 19/10/2011". F5 – O site de entretenimento da Folha. October 19, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
- Prudon, Laura (May 9, 2016). "Netflix Orders Global Competition Series 'Ultimate Beastmaster' from Sylvester Stallone, Dave Broome". Variety. Retrieved October 5, 2016.