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Instagram Star Benito Skinner, Known for Kris Jenner Impression, Debuts ‘Brand New’ Music Video

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Once upon a time, Benito Skinner, a.k.a. Benny Drama, was a high school football player in Boise, Idaho, who would listen to Britney Spears music on his way home from practice. Today, he’s a gay YouTube and Instagram star and comedian based in Brooklyn, New York, whose impressions and sketches have garnered over 50 million views on social media.

Skinner, 25, embraces his transformation into his authentic self with Overcompensating, a hilarious live show mixing comedy, music and drag that he debuted at New York City’s famed Carolines on Broadway in June.

After opening the show with a clip of high-school Skinner making moves at a football game, he ascends the stage as Spears’ “Lucky” blares through the auditorium. The audience howls and claps — a full-circle moment in an unconventional career that took off after he studied film at Georgetown University and put the skills he learned to work online.

From Riverdale to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Skinner has parodied some of pop culture’s biggest fixtures in his videos, and now the comedian is taking on Thelma and Louise and Romy and Michele. In the music video for his single “Brand New,” Skinner rocks

Article source: https://people.com/music/benito-skinner-brand-new-music-video-interview/

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