Comedian Keith Apicary crashes Kimberly Cole’s music-video audition

The Internet celebrity actually has some solid moves, too. 


Fruzsina Eördögh


Published Apr 3, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 7:05 pm CDT

Comedian, dancer, Internet celebrity, and subtle troll Keith Apicary recently crashed pop singer Kimberly Cole’s audition for music-video dancers.

The results, like all things Apicary does, were charmingly nerdy and side-splittingly hilarious. Cole herself admitted to loving Apicary’s attempts, called his dancing “sooooo good” and even offered him a job via Twitter.  

Apicary’s antics were “distracting” and “messing everybody up,” according to one male dancer. But Apicary—real name Nathan Barnett—won over his fellow thirsty dancers by passing out Capri Suns. (As seen in the video, one female dancer, however, was clearly not amused.)  

Uploaded on April 2nd, “Kimberly Cole Music Video Audition,” currently sits at just under 200,000 views on YouTube, bolstered by mentions by Kotaku and CBS.  

If Apicary’s dance moves seem familiar, that’s because they’re the same ones he performed in prior videos, like Yelle’s Que Veux-tu.  

“It’s official, he’s the coolest man on Earth,” wrote FlashMau5 in a top comment on a video of Barnatt showing off his skateboarding tricks

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2012, 2:52 pm CDT