QA JARED KEESO ON WHY LETTERKENNY IS A PHENOMENON

first_img Login/Register With: He’s an unrepentant hayseed, a Canadian symbol of small-town defiance, who mixes it up with meth-head “skids” and thick-skulled hockey players in a rural community that bears a suspicious similarity to tiny Listowel, Ont.A cross between William Butler Yeats and a scatological Mr. Spock, his eloquently robotic rants — “Here’s a tip: don’t fart in a spacesuit!” — have made filmed-in-Sudbury Letterkenny a cultural phenomenon since its CraveTV debut two years ago following three years of YouTube shorts.Meet Listowel native Jared Keeso, 34. Facebook With a flair for linguistics and an engagingly taciturn manner, his TV alter ego has become as iconically recognizable as Bob and Doug McKenzie and the Trailer Park Boys, a Canadian Seinfeld obsessed with burping etiquette and the correct pronunciation of “L.A.” (”L. Aye? L. Aiii? L. Ayyyy?”)Because he was born in feisty, unfussy Waterloo Region, the winner of multiple Canadian Screen Awards remains as refreshingly down to earth as a mud-encased tractor wheel or mashed yellow corn husk. Beer and hockey. That’s all I hear about Letterkenny. When are you gonna tackle more refined subjects like opera singing and interior design?Tough to beat beer and hockey. What’s this about designing opera interiors? Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img