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Esther's Follies

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Address: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone Number: 512-320-0198
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Always a Great time

Esther's Follies has been making people laugh and have a great time for years. It's a wonderful place to take guests from out of town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Esther's Follies has been making people laugh and have a great time for years. It's a wonderful place to take guests from out of town.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Maybe Austin's own long-running comedy show doesn't have celebrities, but the humor is often side splitting and hits the Texas nail on the head. Politics is certainly nothing sacred, and, let's admit, our Lege and elected officials provide fertile ground for spoof (can't wait to see their take on Jade Helm). Anyhow, what we do have is a funny and... More 

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Nisswa, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don't hesitate! Just go! A wonderful show that will keep you entertained from start to finish. We went with a diverse group of people and every single person came away filled with laughter and joy.

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Austin, Texas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you like local and political humor presented with a taste of raunchiness, Esther's Follies is the perfect place for you. If you can't laugh when a comedian pokes fun at your political perspective, you should not go.

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My daughter and I went to the 10 pm show on Saturday and absolutely loved it!! It didn't hurt that I was incorporated into the show a bit by their very entertaining and talented magician. My 25 yr old daughter and I fondly state that this show was the highlight of our trip to Austin. Our cheeks were absolutely sore... More 

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Atlanta
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110 reviews 110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you like Second City in Chicago, then you will really appreciate the political comedy at Esther's! Long running comedy club in the heart of the 6th Street nightlife. Lots of laughs, a few groans and a really good magician make it a can't miss venue. Some of the comedy is local flavor and us out of towners just had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent comedy club with focus on political satire. If you're looking for improv like Second City, this is not the place. However, we laughed until it hurt, the show moved quickly and the humor was, for the most part, family friendly (think pg-13). The venue is small so if you have the option, book well in advance and if you're... More 

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Spring, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Found Esther's here on TripAdvisor and the show ended up better than expected. This is high quality entertainment. I strongly recommend.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I did not read reviews before attending the follies so I was afraid it would be vulgar and rude. Now, I am not a prude but in today's world the language is openly spat out in all directions f-bombing the world. Hard to avoid it. The troupe was very talented, up to date and funny. They "thumped"each political side with... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
4 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First time at this comedy show and came away very pleased. It's evident that the performers really work hard at their craft and they strive for the material to be up-to-date and relative to current events. The material presented leans heavily toward the political genre, but I didn't feel they took sides...they poked fun at all parties equally well. Really... More 

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