Felipe Neto’s Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX) Debut ‘Makes No Sense’ As Comedy, But Maybe More As Brazilian Life Coach #On_NetflixFebruary 22, 2019
Which brings us to Felipe Neto, Brazilian star of a new Netflix special, Minha Vida não Faz Sentido , which translates to “My Life Makes No Sense.”
Neto, 29, has been a YouTube star in Brazil since he was 22.
In fact, he lets the audience knows he’ll swear throughout the show, and it’s up to parents to police what their kids are watching, on YouTube or Netflix.
Neto acknowledges in Portuguese (the special includes English subtitles): “If you came tonight, or you are watching on Netflix at this moment, because you want to watch a stand-up, you’re fucked.
Today I’m going to tell a story.”
Neto, born and raised in one of Rio’s slums, started making YouTube videos at 22, and three years later wrote a book about his Internet-earned fame, Não Faz Sentido!
Neto’s Netflix special keeps the cameras on him and him alone, unless he’s talking to an audience member or asking us to watch him watch an old YouTube video of himself from the stage.
At only 20, he already felt like a failure, stuck in a rut, living in dreams of what might happen, or what he calls “The Stage of Tomorrow.” In this way, Neto sees himself now as some sort of Millennial life coach, encouraging his fans to follow their passions today, facing their fears and pressing a red “f— it” button to move forward.
Within the span of 90 minutes, even, Neto goes from joking about how anyone wanting to make it in show business can do so, “if you are willing you get far using your asshole.