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Esther's Follies

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Address: 525 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
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This was an Incredible Comedy Show!

It was recommended that we take in this show during our stay and I'm so glad we did. The comedy crew was hilarious! I laughed the entire time! The seating is so that everyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 June 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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208 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

It was recommended that we take in this show during our stay and I'm so glad we did. The comedy crew was hilarious! I laughed the entire time! The seating is so that everyone can see. There's not a bad seat in the house. However, get your cocktail at the beginning of the show because you'll not want to interrupt... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We really enjoyed every minute of Ester's Follies. The magician is good, and no one is safe from a good skewering. We laughed and laughed. The theater itself is a sight to see too. We took the general admission as there doesn't seem to be a bad seat in the house.

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Thank cordyroy
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I am a native of Austin and I have been enjoying Esther's Follies for years. I was in my early 20's the first time I went to Esther's Follies. That was many years ago when Esther's first opened. The show changes over time to reflect current political and social views; similar to SNL Weekend Update. Ray Anderson (the magician) will... More 

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Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Wow! I have not laughed this much in years! The backbone of the show is a magician doing mostly large scale illusions, the kind where a woman enters a container and strange things ensue. This is enhanced by the close proximity to the stage. "Huh? How did he do that??" The bulk of the show, though, is performed by an... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

What makes your day more than a good laugh? This is where to get it. Nothing is off limits. Political, satire ,gut busters. Esther's Follies has been entertaining Austinites for years. It never fails to make you laugh. One time I was sitting in the audience and they were doing a skit about me. What a hoot!

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Thank jcribb
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

For any visitor to Austin, Esther's Follies is a MUST SEE and enjoy. Great performance and a great place to relax, laugh and experience facts of our political fiasco nationwide. Of all the places we have visited Internationally and domestically, this is our favorite joy and it is in Texas! Can you imagine that? We watched the show numerous times... More 

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The troupe is talented and very funny. The writers need to update some of the material to more current events. Rick Perry is so past.

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Thank LifeisgoodTexas2013
Hollywood, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

. This show is apparently an Austin institution. While the sound system needs some work overall it was funny (political satire) and full of gags as well as outstanding magic (the star is a Las Vegas quality illusionist). It is a delightful way to spend 90 minutes!

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Thank Seth G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Oh my goodness, YOU CANT, I REPEAT, YOU CAN NOT LEAVE AUSTIN WITHOUT SEEING THIS SHOW!!!! This is absolutely amazing. It tops the amount of fun that I have had from any show! Their skits are non-stop funny and the pace is perfect, it is constantly one after the other in a perfect series of fun. Also, if you are... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The comedy troupe that comprises Esther's Follies have been at this for decades, entertaining generations of Austinites and their guests. Although probably not for young children their comedy will make all ages laugh. They have lots of local as well as national political spoofs in addition to Ray Anderson's wonderful magic act mixed in with the other skits. I have... More 

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