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Esther's Follies

Comedy Club, Bar, and Theater
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Don't forget it is Friday after Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Nitin
    "Great live comedy venue."(3 Tips)
42 Tips and reviews
  • comedy
  • people watching
  • burgers
  • good for dates
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  • Milan N.
    Milan NankovOctober 13
    One of the best shows I have ever seen.
  • B W.
    B WAugust 9
    So, so funny. Great to give visitors a glimpse at Austin's vibe.
  • Lisa
    LisaMarch 15
    Colorful interior with lots to discover
  • Jeremy
    JeremyApril 8, 2016
    Must go to this show if in town! Look forward to going again when we are back in Austin. HIL-arious.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeisMarch 25, 2016
    Great venue for comedy and people watch 6th street
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerMarch 22, 2016
    Came for a very late SXSW show. Stadium seating. Seems like a cool space.
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany Hardin TanguayJanuary 11, 2016
    Hilarious and fun. A true Austin gem!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyAugust 23, 2015
    Was very impressed with the relevance of the show! Very funny cast!
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyMarch 26, 2015
    Great comedy venue. Had a fantastic time.
  • Nitin
    NitinMarch 15, 2015
    Great live comedy venue. Intimate and has a fantastic vibe.
  • Carmelina F.
    Carmelina FranksSeptember 7, 2014
    Had a blast. Great comedy. Def worth the money.
  • Alisa M.
    Alisa MirabellaMay 24, 2014
    So much fun!!!!
  • Merideth M.
    One of my favorites!!! I do not like you, Sam I am!
  • 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!!!
  • Bill W.
    Bill W.January 11, 2014
    Worth every penny. Great show and cast.
  • JBL
    JBLJuly 30, 2013
    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.
  • Summer E.
    Summer EsteeJuly 7, 2013
    So funny....
  • Alec G.
    Alec GardnerMay 26, 2013
    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!
  • Joyce
    JoyceApril 22, 2013
    Funny and witty! If you're shy, try not to sit in the front rows, you will be picked on
  • Kuzin
    KuzinMarch 12, 2013
    Screw the SXSW Parties, this is the best place to spend your nights.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HendersonMarch 12, 2013
    3rd year in a row coming here during SXSW. Amazing comedy club, staff is awesome. Definitely a staple!
  • Half Past Now
    Half Past NowMarch 11, 2013
    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!
  • IFC
    IFCMarch 7, 2013
    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.
  • Pinyo™
    Pinyo™February 22, 2013
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LocklinFebruary 8, 2013
    Every seat is great!
  • Saundra
    SaundraJanuary 30, 2013
    According to Sl8tr, worth a couple hours break on a Friday night. Air conditioned (shocker), seating and good times
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 28, 2012
    Sit in the front during the show! It is way more fun!
  • Alexander C.
    Alexander ClaireJune 13, 2012
    Ha Ha! What a hoot!
  • IFC
    IFCMarch 16, 2012
    Loved seeing Jenny Blake, Ron White and more here during SXSW 2012.
  • Leanne M.
    Leanne McNeilMarch 16, 2012
    SET LIST is the most unbelievable show I've EVER seen. Don't miss!
  • Cat D.
    Cat DrakeMarch 15, 2012
    Doug benson !!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SofiaMarch 13, 2012
    Go to Esther's Slammin' sliders on the corner. Ask for the quinoa burger. Amazing
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 13, 2012
    Just laugh.
  • Bum Squad DJz Worldwide
    Bum Squad DJz WorldwideSeptember 17, 2011
    Another place we like to come check out when we are in Austin!!
  • Anastasia G.
    Anastasia GarciaMarch 16, 2011
    Catch shows when you can, the last surprise and unannounced guest was Aziz Ansari!
  • Steve F.
    Steve F.March 16, 2011
    Laugh and be merry with top local, regional and national comedians at this timeless Austin comedy venue.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WallaceMarch 15, 2011
    Texas Holdem rocks your world at 2am yo!
  • Stuart K.
    Stuart KirkMarch 13, 2011
    Check out Pee-Wee Herman!
  • Austintatious D.
    Austintatious DealsOctober 6, 2010
    Great Fun for ACL this weekend from Esther's Follies. We're here now securing our ticket for $10 through. More on
    HISTORYAugust 4, 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.
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SenelickJuly 25, 2010
    Get your tickets before the show. This is a show you won't want to miss!!!
  • Jonathan J.
    Jonathan JesseSeptember 20, 2009
    Went there for a work event and it was great, became involved in magician show
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