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Folliesgiving 2014 Sweet Success

November 22, 2014

We want to thank you from the bottom of our funny bones for helping to make Folliesgiving such a great collaboration of giving back. In total we collected 170 pounds of food for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, which equals 136 meals for those in need. We gave over $150 in spare change to the ARCH-Austin Resource Center for the Homeless. We...

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Austin360 features the Esther's Follies School of Comedy!

November 11, 2014

We were thrilled to be in the spotlight of Austin360's site to showcase our Esther's Follies School of Comedy summer camps! Check out their fantastic video here: http://www.austin360.com/videos/news/esthers-follies-comedy-camp/vCyMtn/ It shows the kids having a blast and answering some questions about their experience. Esther's Follies School of...

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The Austin Chronicle 2014 Best of Austin names Esther's Follies Best Live Theatre

September 11, 2014

Wooo Hoooo!!! Esther's Follies named Best Live Comedy in the Austin Chronicle 2014 BEST OF AUSTIN Readers Poll! Thanks to our family of fans for lovin' on the Follies! If you haven't seen the show lately, come on down to see what all the buzz is about and what those beautiful people in the window are up to. Have you ever gotten caught on the...

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Shannon Sedwick featured on KVUE News

August 7, 2014

Our very own Shannon Sedwick, star of the show, founder and leader was featured on the KVUE midday news! Watch her entire interview here: http://www.kvue.com/videos/news/local/2014/08/12/13702686/

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Travel and Leisure Features Esther's In Best Comedy Spots in America!

January 8, 2014

Need a laugh? Whether featuring big headliners or brash amateurs, these comedy clubs offer guaranteed guffaws. If laughter is indeed the best medicine (thanks, endorphins), there’s nothing quite like the live, raw energy of a comedy club to get your dose—or check America’s cultural pulse. Radio and television may have brought...

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Ray Anderson Featured in Vanish Magazine!

October 7, 2013

A MASTER CLASS IN SHOWBIZ I recently enjoyed a magical revue so much that I am counting the minutes until I get to see it again, and I seldom feel that way about a show. Welcome to the world of Ray Anderson and 'Esther's Follies.' As a fully paid-up, card-carrying magician I have always obeyed the first commandment of magic and never reveal a...

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Esther's Follies Alum Joins SNL Cast!

September 30, 2013

Esther's Alumna Joins 'SNL' Cast Former Follies performer Noël Wells debuts in season premiere tonight By Robert Faires, 4:00PM, Sat. Sep. 28 When legendary broadcaster Don Pardo introduces the Saturday Night Live cast in tonight's season premiere, he'll warble one name with an Austin comedy connection. Noël Wells, one of five...

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Austin Fusion Magazine Features the Women of Esther's Follies

September 23, 2013

image by Emree Weaver. The Ladies of Esther’s Follies: (From left to right) Shannon Sedwick, Nathalie Holmes, Ellana Kelter and Angie Sardina. Esther’s Follies co-founder Shannon Sedwick has only missed two performances since the vaudeville theater’s inception more than 30 years ago. Since 1977, Esther’s has made its home...

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Esther's Follies celebrates 36 years

August 5, 2013

Shannon Sedwick and Shaun Wainwright Brannigan spoke to KVUE about the famous variety show.

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CultureMap Austin Covers the Follies!

August 5, 2013

The Boys of Sixth Street, photo credit: Philip Rogers If you were asked to make a shortlist of the icons on Sixth St., it might look something like this: drunk students, eccentric street personalities and Esther’s Follies. Two of those help inspired the moniker of "Dirty" for this particular downtown bar scene, but the last one has added...

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