Hoff Matthews will be performing stand-up comedy at  The Difficult to Name Reading Series on Jan. 31 .

Hoff Matthews will be performing stand-up comedy at The Difficult to Name Reading Series on Jan. 31.

RS: Your new monthly show, Hoff's Horrorfest, features stand-up comedy and the screening of a classic horror film. How did you come up with that concept?

HM: I used to host horror movie parties as a Halloween tradition back in high school, and it occurred to me that Brit Pack (where me and Lukas Kaiser do our monthly show HP5000) would be a good space for a similar kind of thing. I added on the stand-up aspect because that's the kind of show I'm used to doing, and obviously because I wanted the stage time, but I think the two elements ended up meshing really well. The stand-up gets the audience in a participatory mode, so they're then more vocal about being scared or amused or however they end up feeling about the movie.

What can people expect from your set on Saturday?

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I have some new bits I want to test drive at open mics, see if any of them are ready for the big time. If not I'll just plagiarize old Bill Hicks routines.

What can Hoff Matthews fans look forward to in 2015?

More extreme weather events, the further expansion of bloated superhero franchises and the preliminary stages of an exhausting and wasteful presidential campaign. I might post some new videos, too.