‘Crochet away’: Jonah Larson to appear as correspondent on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– You might know him as ‘the crochet kid’, but La Crosse’s own Jonah Larson now has a new title: correspondent. Next week, he’ll start a new role on “The Drew Barrymore Show.”

His ability to hook viewers with his talent and bubbly personality gained 12-year-old Jonah Larson an international following. It’s the same reason why Drew Barrymore had him on her pilot episode.

“It went so well that Drew herself wanted to invite me back several times,” said Larson, sitting outside his family’s home.

His people talked to her people and they got it all squared away. Now, he’ll be included in several episodes.

“So it kind of went from there and I’ve built a really good relationship with Drew,” Larson said.

While he initially met her in person, he’s since had a few zoom calls with her. He’s even had a television crew come to his house to film.

“I can’t wait to see how it turns out because in one of the segments, they’ll make it look like we’re in the same room,” Larson said.

For his part, he’ll mostly put the ‘crochet away’ to talk about other topics.

“I’ll be reviewing some movies and books and talking about current events that are going,” Larson said.

There are various segments throughout the hour-long show like ‘Drew’s News,’ covering everything from pop culture to what’s going on in the world.

“We are always going to go through hard things in our life but how we react, how we handle, how we process, how we come together is the key,” said Drew Barrymore, in a taped interview about the show.

While things can be serious or make you think, other parts will show the good in the world.

“I really want to have fun. Grounded in reality fun,” Barrymore said.

Like her, Jonah hopes the show gives a little light in the darkness.

“People need some good news. They need a way to kind of be brought up and have something lively and fun,” Larson said.

That’s exactly how he’s approaching this moment. He knows he’s fortunate to have this experience at such a young age.

“Opportunity doesn’t knock twice some times, so you got to really enjoy it and live it to its fullest while you still can,” Larson said.

“The Drew Barrymore Show” will debut on WKBT on Monday, Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.