‘AGT’s Keith Apicary Hosts “Forever” Live Stream Fundraiser to Buy a House
Nathan Barnatt might look a little familiar to America’s Got Talent fans. Online and on AGT he is known as his Keith Apicary the hilarious dancer recently eliminated from this season. Barnatt is currently hosting a live stream to raise money to buy a new home. Fans can watch him all hours of the day, even when he’s asleep.
Barnatt is currently on day seven of his “forever” live stream. His time on the stream extends as people donate money. This live stream began on August 30 and will conclude whenever time runs up (or he decides he’s had enough). According to fans, the money earned from this stream will be used to help him purchase a home.
In this stream, he’s seen eating, sleeping, conversing with comments, and everything in between. When tuning in yesterday, I got to see him make a smoothie, walk his dog, and talk about how he would prefer to work as a character on an episodic television show.
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what does he do when he needs to shower or take a break? The answer is simple, he either brings the live stream with him, or re-streams. These re-streams typically are videos of he or one of his friends playing a video game.
I have no idea how he has the will power to continue this live stream marathon.
Will He Break Any Live Stream Records?
According to the Guinness World Records book, the current longest livestream ever recorded clocks in at 10 and a half days long. The holder of this record is Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. in Chongqing, China. They were live from December 16 to 27 in 2020. Although this is the longest stream recorded by Guinness, it was reported that Twitch streamer, Ludwig Ahgren, was live for 31 consecutive days.
It seems like Barnatt is taking a similar approach to Ahgren’s stream for this fundraiser. Ahgren told The New York Times that he thought the stream would go on for 24 or 48 hours, but as subscriber count went up so did his time. For every new subscription, he added 10 seconds to his stream. During Ahgren’s marathon he also broke Ninja’s record for having the most paid subscribers on Twitch.
Just like Barnatt’s approach, Ahgren or his moderators would play video games when he needed a break or took a shower. As of right now, there’s no telling if Barnatt will break Ahgren’s record or not. He has so far raised $8,084 and still has nine days and 12 hours remaining on the stream. Only time will tell if Barnatt gets bored (or needs a little privacy) and ends the stream before the remaining nine days.