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Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-320-0198
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Ranked #5 of 152 Activities in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs, Performances
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Type: Comedy Clubs, Performances
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Austin, TX
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Very fast and good combination of music, skit, magic. Hilarious ad libs with the sights that go on outside the street window visible on the stage. Enjoyed immensely, but they talk fast so I wasn't able to catch all the jokes.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Running out of places to take my family who were visiting Texas, we ended up at Esther's Follies by luck and we all enjoyed every minute of it. The show was hilarious, and we all enjoyed the political satire. The magic was amazing and leaves you wondering, "how they did that?". Make sure that you get your reservations well in... More 

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texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What can I say, I live here. And we go, over and over. If you are visiting Austin and want to go see original comedy cabaret that has been going strong for many many years, something Authentic and Local....you cannot do better than booking a show at Esther's. Spot on topical humor, magic and farce with an Austin Texas flair.... More 

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Austin, TX
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82 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to Esther's Follies twice now, once when George Bush was president (a while back) and now when Obama is president. Both times were really funny and on the mark. My favorite thing is watching the magician, he is really magnificent. This is probably the most unique attraction in Austin.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This show has been a mainstay in Austin for nearly 40 years and you will understand why once you go. You are guaranteed to laugh and have a good time. It is a small venue, so get tickets online if you have a certain date you want to attend. There is a bar inside you can get a drink before... More 

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A solid comedy sketch team that does some great satire about current events. The also feature some good magic mixed with comedy. The audience has some involvement as well. Drinks are available at the bar, and the location is great right down on E. 6th St.

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Austin, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Everytime we go to Esters Follies we have a great time. They keep the act fresh with timely and topical bits but the old favorites still have place in the act. Always a good time.

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is always fun and great to bring visitors. It will give you a comedic review of Austin and Texas. It is a fun way to start off the night downtown. Book a few days early and get there early as well as there aren't assigned seats. Only down side is that the material doesn't change that frequently if... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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194 reviews 194 reviews
50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went in with an open mind (read: kinda dreading it because it had Follies in the name) but LOVED it! Such talented people spoofing all of the latest trends, politics, A-Listers, and a heckuva talented Magician. Can't stress this enough - if you like to laugh, you HAVE to check this out. Go early, book ahead, (shows are 8pm and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fun place to take people that are visiting Austin. It gives them a great taste of Keep Austin Weird and it is entertaining.

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