Who knew a show featuring everything from a spacy humanoid hermit crab to an octopus who's a chef would attract talent like Elliot Gould, Alfred Molina, and Patrick Stewart? ‘Oscar's Hotel’ is a six episode series that focuses on a hotel with crazy residents...many designed by Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
PJ Liguori is the show's creator. Chris Kendall is one of the show's non-creature stars.
Fun facts about PJ Liguori (Source: Wikitubia)
PJ Liguori (born December 11, 1990) is an Italian-British YouTube photographer, entertainer, comedian, artist and musician born in Peterborough, England. He attended University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, England, and graduated in 2013. PJ started making videos in late 2007, and has steadily gained subscribers and his figures now stand around 628,000. He wows viewers with clever sketches and animations, brilliant impressions and general humour. He's well-known for his creative short-films. PJ also makes music and has released and album called "Stories From Somewhere" which you can listen to here , along with other music he has created. He describes his music as Anti-Folk, and the music gives off a very summery and careless vibe, which makes everyone who listens happy. In November 2012, PJ won a Virgin Media award for his short film 'PJ, Tiny Planet Explorer', the award itself holding its place on his desk.
PJ hit 400,000 subscribers on September 22nd, 2013.
Fun facts about Chris Kendall (Source: Wikitubia)
Chris James Kendall (born October 2, 1987) known by his YouTube stage name Crabstickz, is a 27-year-old, English YouTube comedian and writer. He was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. Kendall began his YouTube channel in 2009 where he writes, shoots and performs humorous videos sometimes parodying himself and often creating a number of different characters, including "Becca", who now has her own series of vlogs along with several videos where she meets other YouTubers like Alfie Deyes (aka PointlessBlog). His YouTube channel has over 600,000 subscribers and over 10 million hits. He continues to release videos online. As of recently in his "25 facts about me" video he mentioned that he is Bisexual.
In 2012 Kendall was part of "Funtime" (Dawson Bros pilot) for BBC Online. He has since gone on to appear on television in BBC Three's "Cuckoo" as ‘Neil,’ which stars Andy Samberg and Greg Davies and BBC Two’s "Watson & Oliver" as ‘Quentin’. He also made an appearnace on BBC Three's "Some Girls", in the second episode of season two as "Leon". On top of this he has also performed on "Live at the Electric" as a sketch writer and performer. He is now cast as "Oliver" in the online-video series on Vimeo On Demand called "Oscar's Hotel", which is created by PJ Ligouri.
Chris was also part of the famous "Fantastic Foursome," a group of English YouTubers that included Chris, Phil Lester (aka AmazingPhil), Dan Howell (aka Danisnotonfire) and PJ Liguori (aka KickthePj). However, Chris has not made a video with any of them in a very long time, and no one knows what happened, but many assume there was some sort of falling out.
At the start of 2013 Chris made some remarks on Twitter suggesting that he was leaving YouTube, causing huge uproar amoung his followers. He soon made a video entitled "Quitting YouTube," explaining that he was not leaving YouTube per se but instead stating he will only make videos when he wants to, rather than creating videos to please his viewers. This often leads to long stretches of time between videos, creating speculation amongst fans that he may have indeed left YouTube for good.
On May 14th 2015, Chris posted a video in which he said he was going to post videos again both to entertain his subscribers and to be able to pay for certain things.
All six episodes of Oscar's Hotel are available now on Vimeo On Demand.
Follow PJ Liguori on Twitter: @kickthepj
Check out the 'Kick The PJ' YouTube Channel.
Follow Chris Kendall on Twitter: @Chris_Kendall_
Check out the 'Crabstickz' YouTube Channel.