Chris was featured in Liverpool Echo this week!

FOUR years at a desk in the nation’s most famous comprehensive, Grange Hill, must have given pantomime dame Chris Crookall some pointers on how to deal with rowdy kids.

Added to which, panto-goers be warned – it seems Chris, who is in Snow White at the Royal Court, loves nothing better than a bit of audience participation.

“What I do enjoy is picking on the audience,” Chris laughs. “When you’ve got some fella there and you say hello, what’s YOUR name?”

Cue much batting of false eyelashes and swinging of hooped skirts.

Yes, there ain’t nothing like a dame, as Royal Court audiences are likely to find out in one of the theatre’s TWO (the other being Little Scouse on the Prairie) festive shows, Snow White, opening this Friday.

Chris joins a cast which includes Shameless star Tina Malone as the Wicked Queen, ECHO columnist Pete Price, Leanne Campbell, comedy legend Micky Finn, Evita’s James Waud, and newcomer Lizzie Warburton as Snow White.

“To work on this panto with Tina Malone and Pete Price – Pete’s an institution of his own here in Liverpool,” says Chris. “And Micky Finn is a legendary character. I went to see him last year and he’s just so quick and funny.”  Read more clicking link below .....................

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The Internet’s buzzing with news that Nike is releasing the Nike Air Mag sneakers that lace themselves that Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. Nike said Thursday that it has created a limited-edition shoe based on the model audiences saw in the 1989 movie. Sneaker and movie fans have urged the company for years to create the shoe.

Nike will release 1,500 pairs of the 2011 Nike Mag sneaker. It will auction them on eBay and donate proceeds to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Fox famously played Marty McFly in the “Back to the Future” time-travel trilogy, where he wore the glowing sneakers that laced themselves during a visit to the year 2015.

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Tony Pucci of Pollyanna Cowgirl Records Podcast also records a magazine show called 'Fatal Interview' and this week he talks to Chris on the show.  So hear Chris talking about all things Liverpool, Beatles and more.  It's a sometime artsy podcast come diary of Tony's life, but what it certainly a thoroughly good podcast and well worth subscribing.

Fatal Interview - Tony Pucci interviews Chris Crookall on Episode 12.
theicepodcast is a comedy podcast formed in 2008 by broadcasters Nick Jackson, Luke Wall-E and actor Chris Crookall.

theicepodcast, which is spelt as one word, has helped the hosts receive much praise for their broadcasting skills. The Podcast Place said "They do a very good job at what they do...I liked them!"[1] Their interview series has also garnered wide appeal, Anne is a Man reviews theicepodcast meets...Matt Adams (062) "In a very natural and accessible way we get to know the project of Improv Everywhere in which Matt Adams is part of."[2] Which in the episode the hosts don't shy away from discussing the negative publicity that the group got from fellow podcast This American Life[3]. theicepodcast have interviewed musicians, podcasters and new media stars and have had the pleasure of interviewing Podcasting pioneer Coverville's Brian Ibbott. The show has often been likened to The Ricky Gervais Show.[4]

Theicepodcast focuses on strange new stories as well as much fun and banter between the hosts. Many segments have been introduced to the show over the years and have become a signature of the show.

Chris's Strange News Chris usually delves into the latest and strangest news around the world, the most popular about a gentleman who celebrated Christmas every day, a shop lifter caught sniffing the rear ends of unsuspecting shoppers as well as being the first to discuss Cooking with Balls by Ljubomir Erovic, the world's first 'testicle cookery book'.

Would You Rather? Often Nick gives two different lifestyles as odd as one another and fellow hosts must decide which would be their preferred choice. An iconic Would You Rather included: Having one huge eyeball in your chest or twenty little eyeballs around your head, in which Nick replied "I'd choose eyeballs in the head, because if I had a huge eyeball in my chest my shirt would be open and I'd get pretty cold."

Ghost Stories Another comedy segment, in which Luke and Nick pull apart in the inaccuracies in Chris' Ghost Stories. The most well known about a 'Spooky Jukebox' which predicted punters deaths. If 'Twist Again' by Chuck Berry came on the landlady's death would be twisting her ankle on a cliff and falling off. If 'Walk Through The Fire' by Peter Gabriel played for a punter they'd die in a horrible fire, therefore Chris explains the final song the spooky Jukebox played was Abba's 'Thank-you For The Music', just before the haunted jukebox was destroyed.[5]

Luke's Moo-vie Reviews With no real experience in film criticism, like regular moviegoers, the guys discuss the latest flicks. The extra 'moo' in the title of the segment was introduced back in 2008, after weeks of Luke building up to doing his first movie review, on recording the jingle, he stuttered with excitement and since the title of the segment has remained 'Moo-vie Review'.

Nick, Hide Your Dick A segment with the best tips to hide an errection, an usual, humorous and bizarre segment rarely featured.

Little Known Facts Like the jingle says 'Little Known Facts, Fact you didn't know...or didn't care to know" and that is exactly the segment. Occasionally Chris will tell the other hosts facts that are not only very known, but very well known. In the past some include 'The Hawaiian Alphabet has only 12 letters...the Hawaiian Pizza has only two toppings.'

Ridiculous Riddles A segment full of riddles, often use for listener competitions.