Ryland Duncan will be reading at the  Difficult to Name Reading Series  on Jan. 14. 

Ryland Duncan will be reading at the Difficult to Name Reading Series on Jan. 14. 

Do you have New Year's Resolutions? If so, please describe them in breathtaking detail.

I want to become kinder and stronger in the new year, I generally think of myself as a mean coward but I don't think that will be useful or helpful to the people around me in the world we're about to live in. I also want to be stronger so I can feel up my muscles. I accidentally developed muscles in my arms a little bit over the last year and every time I feel them it's like I'm a horny god. Imagine if that was all day with my whole body!

What are you working on in 2017? 

I am working on writing a few stage shows, and I'll be directing a sketch show for the comedy group Chumble in May. I will probably make a lot of other really dumb stuff too but I don't know what it is yet. Hopefully I become a millionaire from it!

What can people expect from your appearance at the reading?

I am probably going to read something that is a whole bunch of jokes and has close to no literary value which I really hope is okay. I'm having a lot of imposter syndrome and if everyone decides to throw rocks at me and make me into meat, I understand, but please leave my face untouched so my girlfriend can have my head stuffed as a memento.

What can people expect from reading?

There are a lot of different things you can get out of reading! I mostly read tweets and from that I get funny jokes that I can add to the big joke making algorithm in my bad head, and personal insights into the people who made those jokes which helps me to be overly familiar with strangers. Other things you can get are beauty if you are reading poems or a book that was written by somebody nice, maybe anger or the desire for action if you are reading about current world events, knowledge from a book about history or numbers, you could become horny from reading about butts....the possibilities just keep poppin'!