Jonah Ray is one of the hosts of The Nerdist Podcast, co-host of Comedy Central's The Meltdown, the host of the revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and is launching the second season of comedy travel show Hidden America. Busy, busy, busy.
But he has other plans — plans that include the loner comedy comic book by Shaun Steven Struble and Sina M Grace, Li'l Depressed Boy, originally a webcomic then published by Image Comics. The comic ran for 16 issues between 2011 and 2013, with a few spinoffs and returns to follow. Ray told Splitsider:
"Right now we're just prepping the Mystery Science Theater tour. It's public knowledge that we're doing one, but we haven't confirmed the dates yet. So those will be announced soon. I've also been developing a screenplay with Susan Burke based on one of my favorite comic books, The Li'l Depressed Boy."
Susan Burke is the co-writer of the 2012 film Smashed starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, which was based on Burke's own struggles with alcoholism and sobriety. Jonah continues:
"We got the rights, we got the script made, and now we're just trying to find the time to shoot it within the next year or so. It's one of those things where it's been a couple of years of "Here we go! Oh wait, nevermind." We keep putting it off because of some conflicts in schedules. So now it's just all about trying to find that window."
That's okay. Li'l Depressed Boy can wait. He's really good at that.