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“Great Political Satire”
Review of Esther's Follies

Esther's Follies
Ranked #1 of 37 Concerts & Shows in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Political Satire”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have gone to Esther's Follies for 20 years. It continues to refresh and update its acts monthly. Regardless of what party you support, you will laugh at both...neither is left out of the humorous satire. The magician's act is very good as well as funny. The setting is old theatre style with folding chairs in the upper back part of the building. Only complaint I have is that due to the success of this show, it is always full and if you happen to be in the back, the seats can get very close. I have taken friends and family to the Follies for years.

Visited October 2013
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Denver
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182 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Wow! Spectacular entertainment!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Combine a talented group of improv actors (some of whom have impressive backgrounds) with high energy dancing and singing, throw in clever topical humor and a terrific magician, add the street scene outside the large windows, stir well and you have a recipe for a hysterically funny 1 1/2 hours. Very enjoyable and well worth the price. The mixed drinks at the bar were a little watery (not unexpected) but the beer was cold. All I can say is "Go!!" You'll have a great time. Tip: Use your program for free admission to Velveeta, the comedy club next door, right after the show ends.

Visited November 2013
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Lago Vista, Texas
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194 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“A must do for an Austin trip”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Most unique local comedy show with music, magic, and most excellent local humor. If you haven't been, this is a must do for any true Austin experience. Not for children.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A lot of laughs and wow- that magician”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had low expectations for a "follies"- how quaint. My expectations stayed low when we entered- the lobby was somewhat touristy. But oh- what a great surprise. The singers can sing and they maintained a great energy level. There were some skits that weren't so clever, but all of them were just plain fun. The magician elevated the fun to something unexpected- he WAS so clever. The show made for a terrific evening.

Visited October 2013
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Laugh your butt off!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We live in town and try to get to Esther's follies at least once a year. It is a performance comedy place, where actors provide comedy through cleverly written skits. Even though some of the basics may be repeated from year to year, they always refresh with new material, especially with regards to current events. The current political and news scene sets the stage for some great comedy, and no party is exempt from being lampooned. Have a few drinks there before the show and be prepared to laugh. Alot.

Visited May 2013
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