Esther's Follies

Comedy Club, Bar, and Theater
525 E 6th St (at Red River St.), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed
    • None
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)

Based on 128 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Great live comedy venue.(3 Tips)
    Need a laugh after a long travel day?(3 Tips)
    National Car Rental
    They put on a comedy show like no other.(2 Tips)
    Alec G.
    If you sit in the front row, prepare to be part of the act.(2 Tips)
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  • Paul C.

    Great comedy venue. Had a fantastic time.

    Paul Canterbury · March 26
  • Nitin

    Great live comedy venue. Intimate and has a fantastic vibe.

    Nitin · March 15
  • Carmelina F.

    Had a blast. Great comedy. Def worth the money.

    Carmelina Franks · September 7, 2014
  • Alisa M.

    So much fun!!!!

    Alisa Mirabella · May 24, 2014
  • Merideth M.

    One of my favorites!!! I do not like you, Sam I am!

    Merideth McCallick Erickson · April 27, 2014
  • Merideth M.

    Get there early to get good seats- come with Kleenex bc you'll laugh so hard tears will flow!!! Great show-so funny!!!

    Merideth McCallick Erickson · April 27, 2014
  • Bill W.

    Worth every penny. Great show and cast.

    Bill W. · January 11, 2014
  • JBL

    Need a laugh after a long travel day? Esther's is the place to be! Continually updating the routine, it never gets stale. You'll want to go back ... and back, and then back again.

    JBL · July 30, 2013
  • Summer E.

    So funny....

    Summer Estee · July 7, 2013
  • Alec G.

    This show is incredible. If you sit in the front row, prepare to be part of the act. It's super fun though, get into it!

    Alec Gardner · May 26, 2013
  • Joyce

    Funny and witty! If you're shy, try not to sit in the front rows, you will be picked on

    Joyce · April 22, 2013
  • Kuzin

    Screw the SXSW Parties, this is the best place to spend your nights.

    Kuzin · March 12, 2013
  • Zach H.

    3rd year in a row coming here during SXSW. Amazing comedy club, staff is awesome. Definitely a staple!

    Zach Henderson · March 12, 2013
  • Half Past Now

    Sit in one of the first few rows if you want to be picked as a volunteer!! Check out to see more comedy shows going on in ATX!

    Half Past Now · March 11, 2013
  • IFC

    There’s so much great comedy to be seen during the SXSW festival and Esther’s is definitely a top place to check out… right after you stop into the IFC Crossroads House, of course.

    IFC · March 7, 2013
  • Pinyo™

    Pinyo™ · February 22, 2013
  • Jamie L.

    Every seat is great!

    Jamie Locklin · February 8, 2013
  • Saundra

    According to Sl8tr, worth a couple hours break on a Friday night. Air conditioned (shocker), seating and good times

    Saundra · January 30, 2013
  • National Car Rental

    They put on a comedy show like no other. Pushing the limits, they cover current events to members of the audience. The props, location and cast make it is a performance that you will never forget.

    National Car Rental · January 3, 2013
  • Social N.

    Sit in the front during the show! It is way more fun!

    Social News Network · June 28, 2012
  • Alexander C.

    Ha Ha! What a hoot!

    Alexander Claire · June 13, 2012
  • IFC

    Loved seeing Jenny Blake, Ron White and more here during SXSW 2012.

    IFC · March 16, 2012
  • Leanne M.

    SET LIST is the most unbelievable show I've EVER seen. Don't miss!

    Leanne McNeil · March 16, 2012
  • Cat D.

    Doug benson !!

    Cat Drake · March 15, 2012
  • Andrea S.

    Go to Esther's Slammin' sliders on the corner. Ask for the quinoa burger. Amazing

    Andrea Sofia · March 13, 2012
  • Steve F.

    Just laugh.

    Steve F. · March 13, 2012
  • Bum Squad DJz Worldwide

    Another place we like to come check out when we are in Austin!!

    Bum Squad DJz Worldwide · September 17, 2011
  • Anastasia G.

    Catch shows when you can, the last surprise and unannounced guest was Aziz Ansari!

    Anastasia Garcia · March 16, 2011
  • Steve F.

    Laugh and be merry with top local, regional and national comedians at this timeless Austin comedy venue.

    Steve F. · March 16, 2011
  • Melissa W.

    Texas Holdem rocks your world at 2am yo!

    Melissa Wallace · March 15, 2011
  • Stuart K.

    Check out Pee-Wee Herman!

    Stuart Kirk · March 13, 2011
  • Austintatious D.

    Great Fun for ACL this weekend from Esther's Follies. We're here now securing our ticket for $10 through. More on

    Austintatious Deals · October 6, 2010

    Transformed from a pool parlor in 1977, this venue has become one of the states premier comedy complexes to this day. This club has gained national recognition and now has a loyal fan base.

    HISTORY · August 4, 2010
  • Jennifer S.

    Get your tickets before the show. This is a show you won't want to miss!!!

    Jennifer Senelick · July 25, 2010
  • Jonathan J.

    Went there for a work event and it was great, became involved in magician show

    Jonathan Jesse · September 20, 2009

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