Before hitting the sundry of top-notch hilarity littering San Francisco during the 7th Annual SF Sketchfest - i.e., the sad clowns making funny - be sure to stop by tonight's opening party. No really, it's well worth the price of admission. And then some. They have Aimee Mann, Kristen Schaal (aka the girl from Flight of the Conchords), Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Barry, Rhys Darby, and DJs Skip & Shindog on-hand to perform. Plus, you'll have the chance to get wasted near other comedic types. And as we all know, alcoholism runs wild within the bloodstreams of stand-up comedians. Amateur night for substance abusers and comics this is not.

In addition to tonight's kickoff bash, stay tuned to SFist for SF Sketchfest giveaways, info, dates, and more. Much more. The 18 day comedy festival will run January 10 - 27, where during that time you can chortle, snicker, guffaw at such hysterical luminaries as Bob Odenkirk, Doug Benson, the Kids in the Hall, Neil Patrick Harris, Rachel Dratch, Patton Oswalt, Upright Citizens Brigade, and more. Much, much more.

What: Opening Night Variety Show and Party for SF Sketchfest
Where: Mezzanine
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: $30-50