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Esther's Follies

525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
+1 512-320-0198
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This is the best place for a good laugh

We've been here before, but I can't imagine coming to Austin without visiting Esther's Follies. The... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Myrna F
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Always entertaining

I've been several times and they always have a nice mix of magic acts and comedy. The two are... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Tom850i
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Austin, Texas
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525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3741
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We've been here before, but I can't imagine coming to Austin without visiting Esther's Follies. The show is comedy and magic, and they excel at both. It's truly hard to describe the comedy: some of it is political, local and national, and very topical. They...More

1  Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I've been several times and they always have a nice mix of magic acts and comedy. The two are expertly intertwined. They make fun of all the current politicians along with some old tried and true routines. And they always make jokes about the various...More

1  Thank Tom850i
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This fast moving troupe of talented people keep their material fresh with local humor and classics are well done! Their magician adds an extra flare of fun to a good evening. By happenstance, I went to two shows during a short period of time. It...More

1  Thank plb863
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If in Austin, don't miss an evening of pure fun and laughter at this unique mixed vaudeville style entertainment venue.

1  Thank lmpant2016
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quintessential Austin... if you don't laugh at Esther's you must be dead. A place to always bring your out of town guests.

1  Thank UptonChicky
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place - great skits on many topics, excellent talent - and particularly hilarious political humor! A fun place that never disappoints!!

1  Thank carolyne001r
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This show has been great since the 1980s and is current & timeless. It takes comedy to a whole new level, SNL kind of stuff.

1  Thank ATXglobal
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm always amazed that there are still some Austinites who have not experienced Esther's Follies! The best show in town, from political skits to magic acts, it has been going on for over 30 years. The routines change with the politics....so that's often. If you're...More

1  Thank Rick H
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Never a dull moment. never a dull show. The classic acts never get old either. But the new acts always surprise and thrill you.

1  Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Fast paced comedy and magic kept me highly entertained. There's not a bad seat in the house and the drinks were not too expensive. Staff was friendly and I had a great time with the girls.

1  Thank Leah C
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Lisa M
10 January 2018|
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Response from Round Rock Foodie | Reviewed this property |
The shows on a weekend are the same. However, the script is modified every week to cover different current events. Where I see the most consistency is with the magic act. But, these are always good and always enjoyed... More
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely.
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Response from Don S | Reviewed this property |
It was largely a liberal crowd and liberal-oriented humor, but far less biting than a lot of what you might see on late-night television. If you ever find this sort of humor funny I expect you will enjoy the show.
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