Ben Kling will be reading at  The Difficult to Name Reading Series  on Saturday, June 11.

Ben Kling will be reading at The Difficult to Name Reading Series on Saturday, June 11.

Are you doing anything special this summer?

Absolutely not. I have decided this is a bad year and I refuse to let summer interfere with that.

What have you worked on in the past year that you're most happy with?

As an exercise, I'm writing a Seinfeld musical that will never see the light of day. I'm really happy with some of the arrangements. It almost feels wasteful to me, using some of this really nice music—stuff I'm quite proud of—on this garbage joke. But I specialize in misallocating effort and attention!

What can people expect from your reading?

I will be either nervous or drunk but not both.