December 06 - December 07

Rafi Bastos

Lounge Showroom

Rafi Bastos

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.

12/06/2019 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 PM

Other Showtimes

We've got an international star heading to our international city. Rafi Bastos is one of the biggest comedians to come out Brazil, both figuratively and literally -- he's 6'7". He has made a mark as a television producer, a journalist, a show host (that's him on "Ultimate Beastmaster" on Netflix) and a stand-up comedian. YouTube has helped him reach millions of fans around the world, but why rely on the small screen when you can see the real thing? Catch his DC Improv debut this December. Shows are in English.


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Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)

Seating Policies

  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage). Click here for a more detailed explanation of seating policies.
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.

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.