Esther’s Follies School of Comedy Launches 4th Summer Session!

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  Got a funny kid or know a funny kid that should be up on stage cracking wise? This summer, Esther’s Follies launches into a fourth season of the Esther’s Follies School of Comedy. Starting in June, Austin’s longest-running comedy revue will be offering special summer camp sessions to kids 8-15. These week-long intensives, taught by the talented cast of Esther’s, …

Interview with Cast Member Ted Meredith

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Ted Meredith is a veteran Esther’s cast member, and right now is best known for his hilarious Donald Trump impression, which he shares every week for delighted audiences. He teaches improv at The Institution Theater, and has appeared in commercials, web series, and films.  We sat down to talk about what it’s like to play the President every week, honing …

People We Love: Interview with John Aielli

Laura Mathis News

For 50 years, John Aielli has been supporting Austin arts communities on Austin airwaves. A long-time fan of Esther’s Follies, we sat down to talk at the KUT studio in the Belo Center for New Media. This is an excerpt from our spirited conversation. Laura: How were you first introduced to Esther’s? John: Well, there used to be this place …

Couples Who Laugh Together, Last Together

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are looking for romantic activities to share with their sweetie. Since Esther’s Follies is the go-to source for a great date night in Austin, learn about the benefits of laugher and the surprising ways laughter strengthens your relationships. Laughter Creates a Stronger Bond Every adult knows that as we get older we laugh less. Bills …

5 Austin Staycation Experiences-Starting at 7 Dollars!

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Most people either don’t use their vacation time, use it for boring things like recovering from an illness, or just can’t seem to find time to leave town. If you want to stay in town for your next vacation and experience some fun hidden gems of Austin, this blog is for you. Whether you have 4 hours or 4 days, …

Interview with Esther’s Featured Magician Ray Anderson

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Austin audiences have been swooning over Ray Anderson for decades. They love his sharp humor, his rapid-fire improvisation skills, his handsome smile, but most importantly his breathtaking large-scale magic illusions in the Follies show. We sat down together to talk about his career, magic and more. This is a short excerpt of our conversation. Laura: How did you first become …

Attention: Exclusive Esther’s Holiday Show Dec 21

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Big news! The upcoming Wednesday night Holiday Show is a great way to get in the holiday spirit in a funky, laughter-fueled night of comedy, music, and magic.   Whether you have family in town and want them to experience a uniquely Austin show, or need a break from the stress of the season, Esther’s Holiday Show has what you …

People We Love: Interview with Judy Maggio

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Judy Maggio is a respected, veteran journalist who spent 3 decades as a lead news anchor in Austin. She currently hosts the Engage Breakfast Series and operates her own communications consulting firm. A longtime fan of Esther’s, we sat down over coffee to talk details about Austin, why she loves Esther’s Follies, and her insider haunts around town. These are …

What is Esther’s Follies?

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For over 40 years, Esther’s Follies in Austin Texas has been entertaining sold-out audiences with political satire, comedy sketches, Vegas- style magic and hilarious musical numbers. Esther’s has been hailed as “Austin’s answer to Saturday Night Live”, with sharp insightful comedy performed by talented actors, entertainers, and musicians. A Must-See Austin Experience Often topping the lists of “Must-See” Austin experiences …

3 Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve at Esther’s Follies

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The search to find a unique and fun New Year’s Eve experience is over! Book your tickets today to the infamous Esther’s Follies 2016 New Year’s Eve Show and start 2017 with a bang. From free champagne to free-wheeling fun on 6th St, read our top 3 reasons to spend New Year’s Eve with us! Start 2017 with Laughter! What …