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Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
512-320-0198
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Ranked #2 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Comedy Clubs
Traveler Description: Esther's Follies...Now in their 36th Season of Magic, Music and Comedy on Sixth Street!                    ...   For over 36 years Esther's Follies... more »
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Austin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must-do when in Austin. "Keep Austin Weird" is alive and well. Local actors perform original skits that the whole family will enjoy. It's on 6th street. Enjoy the down town life after the show, (not for the whole family).

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Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went on a Saturday night and had a fabulous time. You may purchase tickets for reserved seats online--otherwise, seating seems to be first-come-first-serve. We purchased tickets for reserved seats. The friendly bartending staff helped us to get our night off to a good start--they were great. There is a nice courtyard to hang out in before the show--it's a great... More

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to this venue a number of times over the past 30+ years. It is ALWAYS a fun time with lots of great laughs. They put Saturday Night Live to shame! In fact, SNL would be better far off to do their shows from here--the audience laughs far louder and more frequently than they do at the TV... More

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Austin, texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Long time entertainment venue in Downtown Austin with the best of local, statewide, and national political satire. Song and dance routines are always fresh and upbeat. Magical component is nothing short of amazing. This entire show could rival the best of Las Vegas. When you go, be prepared to laugh and howl until your jaws, chest, and stomach hurt. We... More

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went to the show last night and had a great time! The humor, magic and overall wit of the cast had me smiling so much my cheeks hurt after the show. They also incorporate people passing along sixth street into the show, very well done. I will definitely see the show again.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Cast was amazing and had an incredible ability to improv. Made a corporate event fun! Right on sixth street so is an easy "beginning" to a fun filled night in Austin!!!!

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texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

we love coming here and typically bring friends visiting from out of town its a lot of fun and we love that they regularly change up the repertoire so we never get tired of going! usually go to the later show (10pm) so that we can go for a nice dinner first

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Springfield, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was a little hesitant to go see a political comedy show, but I am so glad that I went. The cast was so funny and the humor well exceeded my expectations. If you are in Austin, you have to see Esther's Follies!!!

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We loved Ester's Follies! We bought reserved seats, which were great and eliminated worrying about seating. The show was professional and very funny. The performers were witty, and I was impressed with their singing, the comedy, and the costumes. They made many political and Texas jokes, all in good fun and hilarious! This is a must-do!

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Belton, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and friends went to an 8 PM showing last weekend and had a great time! I guess the best way to describe the show is a variety show consisting of skits, magic, and songs. Most of the content is politically related satire, which I found to be hilarious. People from outside of Texas may not relate quite as... More

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