Rafinha Bastos

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Rafinha Bastos
Born (1976-12-05) December 5, 1976 (age 39)
Porto Alegre
Occupation actor, humorist

Rafael Bastos Hocsman, better known as Rafinha Bastos (born December 5, 1976 in Porto Alegre, Brazil), his stage name, is a Jewish Brazilian comedian, actor, journalist and television personality.

Rafinha Bastos was a former host of "CQC"[1] a popular TV show in Brazil. Since May 2010, he also hosts another TV show, "A Liga", which is broadcast by Band TV channel.[2]

In 2010, Bastos, together with comedian Danilo Gentili and producer Italo Gusso, opened the most popular comedy club in Brazil, in the city of Sao Paulo.

In 2011, Rafinha became worldwide famous after the New York Times elected him the world's most influential person on Twitter.[3][4][5]

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 and has not yet returned. 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, as well as initiated a criminal lawsuit against him.[6]

Currently he is a Stand-Up Comedian and a YouTuber.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Transmissão Ao vivo". Entretenimento Band.com.br. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "A Liga" - Rafinha Bastos in Band TV
  3. ^ A Better Way To Measure Twitter Influence
  4. ^ "Rafinha Bastos: The Most Influential Person on Twitter". The Atlantic. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Brazil's Twitter King Bastos Keeps It Real With $4,000 Tweets - WIRED". WIRED. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "F5 - Colunistas - Alberto Pereira Jr - Wanessa quer Rafinha Bastos na cadeia - 19/10/2011". F5 - O site de entretenimento da Folha. Retrieved 20 May 2015.