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Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)
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Ranked #2 of 180 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My followers know, I hardly award excellent to anything. What can I say that would get you in the door for a hilarious riotous totally p.c. incorrect evening? That didn't do it? I worked in community theater as a lighting technician for twelve years watching from the wings and lighting booth, (sometimes holding an entire box of Altoids in my... More

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San Marcos, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went there with my fiancé and future brother-in-law (who is only 17) and we had a BLAST! Hilarious skit, song & dance, and magic acts fill the hour-and-a-half show. Well worth the $25 ticket. Get there 30 minutes early for a good seat!

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most unique and most entertaining shows I have ever been to! The comedy was so fresh that they were making references to current events that happened only a week ago! All the performers were incredibly on point, and my wife and I were laughing from beginning to end. The magic was also impressive, and left... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We went on a friday evening on the earlier show. And around two outs later we stumbled onto 6th street, our cheeks hurting from laughing! Now we both come from Europe (scandinavia), and we are no news junkies but we still could enjoy the show. Sure there are political jokes and even some local jokes about Austin politics, but they... More

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I played keyboards here jeez, the 80's I guess. met Shannon the owner, and played in other clubs of hers, too. great lady, and this is an Austin Heritage of humor, what makes "Austin - weird" - and Great!

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Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
47 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Esther's Follies is a hoot!! Our group opted to get General Admission tickets and we arrived 30 minutes before show time for the early show on a Saturday night earlier this month and got great seats. The staff at Esther's Follies were welcoming and most helpful before, during and after the performance we attended. We were told that a new... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After reading the glowing reviews, I was still hesitant. Firstly, I don't like magic and I don't love comedy shows(I feel forced to laugh) so I was skeptical that I would enjoy the show, as many reviewers stated they loved the magic. Nonetheless, something in the passionate reviews convinced me to go and I booked our tickets and we showed... More

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Austin, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Esther's Follies never disappoints! It is a great place for an entertaining and eclectic look at Austin and the nation. Such a variety of acts, and you are never bored! A must go!

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Jefferson City MO
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My son lives in Austin, TX he took me downtown on a Friday night to "see" the nightlife, if you will. He said "You've got to see Esther's Follies". I had no idea what he had dragged me into. It is on "dirty sixth street". The place is old with unusual paintings, decor .Sort of "campy"-.current issues vaudevillian show if... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was visiting Austin this weekend when a childhood friend surprised me with two tickets to see Esther's Follies on 6th Street at Downtown Austin. Excellent spectacle, awesome cast, enchanting Victorian backdrop filled with very well and intellectually conceived comedy sketches. Ray's "in your face" magic show is great! I guess the highlight is the amazing satirical criticism of our... More

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