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Porta dos Fundos

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Origin  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genre  Comedy
Years active  6 August 2012–present
Founded  2012
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Website  www.portadosfundos.com.br
Created by  Fábio Porchat Antonio Pedro Tabet Gregório Duvivier Ian SBF João Vicente de Castro
Founders  Gregório Duvivier, António Pedro
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Porta dos Fundos (literally "Back Door") is a Brazilian comedy YouTube channel. It was established in 2012 by Fábio Porchat, Antonio Pedro Tabet, Gregório Duvivier, João Vicente de Castro and Ian SBF in Rio de Janeiro. It is among the most subscribed channels in Brazil, with over 12.9 million subscribers as of January 2017. Its videos feature closed captions in English.

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Overview

Porta dos Fundos releases sketches depicting diverse social situations in a satirically exaggerated manner. The parodies have been made on numerous themes, including religion, drug use, sexuality (as in its series Viral), political corruption and everyday frustrations. It has sparked some controversy; Porchat said it occupied a blank space "that Brazilian television's conservative nature and obsession with [viewing] figures has missed."

The group refused several offers to bring it to television because "freedom is essential for us," stated Porchat. In 2014, however, Porta dos Fundos signed to Fox Network Brazil; the show premiered on Fox on October 14, 2014, and only exhibits sketches that are already on their YouTube channel. A theater film titled Contrato Vitalício was released in Brazil on June 30, 2016.

On its first year it had more than five million subscribers, becoming the fifth most watched comedy channel of the world, and the top of all genres in Brazil. In 2013, its average viewership was of 24 million per month, and as of 2014 it had an audience of over 10 million per video. In November 2015, Porta dos Fundos' creators received the Diamond Play Button, an award for creators with 10 million subscribers in YouTube FanFest Brasil. They became the first Brazilian YouTube channel to reach 10 million subscribers. Porta dos Fundos made cameo appearances in YouTube Rewind 2013 and 2015.

References

Porta dos Fundos Wikipedia


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