|Porta dos Fundos|
|Origin||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Created by||Fábio Porchat|
Antonio Pedro Tabet
João Vicente de Castro
|Years active||6 August 2012–present|
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. Its videos often feature closed captions in English.
Porta dos Fundos releases sketches depicting social situations in a satirically exaggerated manner. The parodies have been made on numerous themes, including religion, drug use, relationships, sexuality (as in its series Viral), political corruption and everyday frustrations. There are also parodies of history and fiction. The channel has sparked some controversy; Porchat said it occupied a blank space "that Brazilian television's conservative nature and obsession with [viewing] figures have 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 14 October 2014, and only exhibits sketches that are already on their YouTube channel. A theater film titled Contrato Vitalício was released in Brazil on 30 June 2016.
They became the first Brazilian YouTube channel to reach 10 million subscribers. Porta dos Fundos made cameo appearances in YouTube Rewind 2013 and 2015.
|2016||Contrato Vitalício||Theater movie|
|2018||The Last Hangover||Netflix special|
|2019||The First Temptation of Christ|
|2021||Peçanha Contra os Animais||Amazon Exclusive|
|2021||Te Prego Lá Fora||Paramount+ animated special|
|2015||O Grande Gonzalez||Fox Channel Brazil|
|2017||Greg News||HBO Brasil|
|2018||Borges||Comedy Central Brazil|
|Virada de Mesa||DAZN|
|2021||Futuro Ex-Porta||YouTube Originals|
On December 26, 2019, it was reported that the headquarters of Porta dos Fundos, which is located in Rio de Janeiro, suffered from a Molotov cocktail bombing. A Brazilian Integralist religious group which dubbed themselves the "Popular Nationalist Insurgency Command of the Large Brazilian Integralist Family" claimed responsibility for the attack, even filming themselves attacking offices while wearing ski masks. The group, which attacked the headquarters on December 24, 2019, also criticized Netflix and labeled The First Temptation of Christ as blasphemous. One of the attackers was identified as Eduardo Fauzi Cerquise, who later took a flight to Russia and was put on the Interpol wanted list.