Chris James Kendall (born October 2, 1987) known by his YouTube stage name Crabstickz, is a 28-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". He has also performed on "Live at the Electric" as a sketch writer and performer. More recently he was cast as "Oliver" in the online-video series on Vimeo On Demandm "Oscar's Hotel", created and directed 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 14, 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.