Yes, Froggies, the time has come. SF Sketchfest begins TONIGHT! At 8pm, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” kick off two weeks of comedy festivities with Rifftrax: Night of the Shorts VI: Riffy Potter and the Half-Blood Riff

If you Follow the Frog, you’ve probably already seen the teaser trailer for SF Sketchfest 2016, but if you haven’t, or if your appetite needs re-whetting, here it is again in all its glory.

Now in its 15th year, SF Sketchfest features exclusive tributes, debates, gameshows, improv, sketch comedy, kids events, music, talkshows and podcasts, storytelling, variety, stand-up and more from the country’s best comedians, including our very own Frog founders David Fickas and Brice Beckham alongside dear friends of the Frog Pam Cook, Liam Kyle Sullivan and Lindsay Weglarz!

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Drama 3/4 presents ‘Cue to Cue.’ With Brice Beckham,David Fickas, Pam Cook, Liam Kyle Sullivan and Lindsay Weglarz. Thursday, January 14th  at 7:00pm & Saturday, January 16th at 9:00pm.

You know how nothing ever seems to go wrong during a live performance? Well, this one is no exception. We’ve been workshopping and rewriting this show for over 3 years, and now it’s finally mostly ready! Prepare yourself for a nearly-complete, almost-memorized, 92%-flawless metasterical experience in which problems are practically guaranteed to not happen!

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Martin Starr and Common Rotation / Liam Kyle Sullivan. Saturday, January 16th at 10:00pm.

Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”) brings his band Common Rotation to SF Sketchfest for a night of music and comedy at the Swedish American Music Hall, with an opening set by Liam Kyle Sullivan, creator of the viral video “Shoes” for which he won a People’s Choice Award in 2008.  In 2011 Sullivan directed “Thugs: the Musical,” a short film written by Kevin Avery that is ridiculously funny.  He was a series regular on the VH1 comedy show “I Hate My 30’s,” and he has spent the last few years working for Defy Media and being a new dad.


And if THAT’s not enough to get you pumped for 16 nights of comedic genius across 18 San Fransisco venues, take a gander at some of the other highlights SF Sketchfest has to offer:

  • Spontaneanation with Paul F. Tompkins, Craig Cackowski, Matt Gourley, Eban Schletter, Janet Varney and special guest Jon Hamm. Friday, January 8th at 7:30pm.
  • Night of Too Many Musical Comedians with Eli Braden, Drennon Davis, Dragon Boy Suede, Eliot Glazer: Haunting Renditions, Allie Goetz, Reformed Whores and DJ Real. Friday, January 8th at 10pm.
  • Celebrity Autobiography: The Hollywood Edition with Pamela Arlon, Scott Adist, Jon Heder, Ricki Lake, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel and Michael Urie. Saturday, January 16th at 7:30pm & Sunday, January 17th at 2:00pm.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the full Sketchfest line-up for tickets and availability and stay tuned to the Frog for updates on our favorite acts and the shows you won’t want to miss.

Stay sketchy, Froggies!