Jared Keeso, pictured in the first Letterkenny Problems video posted to YouTube in 2013.

Listowel’s Jared Keeso Awarded ‘Letterkenny’ TV Show

Just days after winning a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the television show 19-2, Listowel’s Jared Keeso has seen one of his projects turn into a TV show.

Bell announced on Thursday that Keeso will star in the comedy ‘Letterkenny’ which, in partnership with The Comedy Network, will air on their new digital TV service, Crave TV.

The six-part half-hour comedy will be based off of the wildly successful web series called Letterkenny Problems, which Keeso says came from his upbringing in Listowel.

“Just with that accent, I always thought could be really funny if executed the right way.” Keeso tells CKNX News. “As Listowel folks, and as Canadians, we’re really good at having a laugh at ourselves.”

Letterkenny will be the first original Canadian series on CraveTV, which was launched last year.

Production for the show will begin in the summer of 2015.

The show will also feature Nathan Dales, who was featured in the original web-series. To view the Letterkenny Problems shorts, click here. Warning, some of the language may not be suitable for all viewers.