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Hosting a Private Party? Esther’s Is Your Best Choice

Hosting a Private Party? Esther’s Is Your Best Choice

Question: What does Dell, Samsung, Torchy’s and Chevron all have in common? Answer: All of these great Austin-based companies have enjoyed a private party at Esther’s Follies. With all the great choices around town, why did they choose Esther’s? Read on for the answers! (and a link to Dolly Parton’s glorious boobs-I mean- glorious singing voice) There are three main reasons why every company simply MUST host their private party at Esther’s. Here they are: Esther’s Is Fun.  Sometimes, what seems fun on paper for a company event (paintball, bowling, karaoke) is actually a terrible experience. If the point of...

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Interview with Cast Member Ted Meredith

Interview with Cast Member Ted Meredith

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 his impersonation skills, and his approach to comedy. This is an excerpt from our conversation. Laura: How long have you been performing at Esther’s? Ted: I think I hit my decade anniversary in July. At my audition process, they had...

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People We Love: Interview with John Aielli

People We Love: Interview with John Aielli

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 called Liberty Lunch, and Shannon was down there from the very beginning, and she would be cooking or doing whatever else she was doing to run the restaurant, and the next thing you know they’ve got this outfit called Esther’s...

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Couples Who Laugh Together, Last Together

Couples Who Laugh Together, Last Together

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 go unpaid, cars get in accidents, kids need to be shuttled to soccer, and the toilet explodes. All these unavoidable life incidents can cause stress on a marriage. The antidote? Laugh about it! To diminish stress in a relationship, laughter is...

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5 Austin Staycation Experiences-Starting at 7 Dollars!

5 Austin Staycation Experiences-Starting at 7 Dollars!

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, take some time to become a tourist in your own city. Here are some fun experiences you might have missed while adulting/ paying bills/ unloading the dishwasher/fighting cedar fever/ binge-watching Netflix: 1.Secret Bars. The first time I entered a secret...

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