Kick The PJ, Otherwise known as PJ Liguori, is an English youtuber who's been making videos since 2007. Artist, storyteller, musician, and all-around talented guy. He's probably best known for incorporating animation into live-action videos. More generally, he makes reality-bending, strange, and often down-right freaky short films, frequently juxtaposed with light-hearted, half-fictitious/half-reality adventure videos he films with his friends. His style is varied, to say the least.
PJ started making videos late in secondary school when he was about 15, usually just playing around with his friends. None of these videos ended up online and have since been lost. Like many great youtubers, he initially began posting videos because he was bored. These early videos were more low-key than his later work would end up being, usually of him playing guitar or in some way discussing something he liked or didn't like, in his own uniquely PJ way. As his skills improved, so did his ambition, until his work began necessitating a full team of helpers and collaborators, including cinematographers, actors, lighting designers, effects artists, and more. With hard work and an expanded cast of characters, PJ's videos have improved steadily over the last six years and show no signs of stopping.
PJ recently graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Digital Film and Screen Arts.
Also of note, PJ is part of the self-proclaimed "Fantastic Foursome," a group of male British youtubers including AmazingPhil, Danisnotonfire, and crabstickz. All four of them are friends who met through youtube and often collaborate together on projects.
As a side note: No one knows what PJ stands for. It is likely we will never know. Just one of those mysteries.
Tropes used by Kick The Pj:
- Acting for Two: Often plays another character alongside himself in his sketches.
- Adorkable: Especially in "TWILIGHT FORCED UPON ME", and his overall personality.
- Clip-Art Animation: Sometimes.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Videos aside his twitter frequently paints him as this.
- Depraved Kids' Show Host: Wiggles the Clown.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: PJ's rather volatile animated sidekick, Fuzzwald.
- Evil Laugh: As Wiggles The Clown and various other characters, he's brilliant at this.
- Fish People: In "Fishy Business."
- Fusion Dance: In "Love Sucks." Also in SICK MOVES
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With crabstickz and Amazing Phil.
- Noodle Incident: Hinted at in "Introducing Wiggles."
- Wiggles: I'll perform anywhere apart from states beginning with 'A', 'Q', or 'Z' but that's mostly for legal reasons.
- Roger Rabbit Effect: How he usually uses animation.
- Surreal Horror: His videos frequently drift into this territory.
- Surrealism: Very common, especially in videos with animation.
- Weirdness Magnet: PJ. He has been lost in the Forest of Lumpy Cats, fought Light Seekers, defeated a creature that gains power by sucking love out of people, and had his house, his hard work, and his wife repossessed by fish. Even in real life, he tends to attract a variety of weirdoes.