People We Love: Interview with Judy Maggio

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…

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What is Esther’s Follies?

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…

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4 Reasons to Go to The Velveeta Room in Austin

Located right beside Esther’s Follies is the beloved Velveeta Room, a legendary intimate venue for stand-up comedy. The below 4 reasons will inspire you to drop by the next time you’re in downtown Austin. 1. Every Show Is Different From newbies trying out unknown material to well-known comedy superstars, The Velv (as it is affectionately…

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An Insider’s Guide to Moving to Canada

Democrats are reeling now that Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Many celebs (and U.S. Citizens) state they will move to Canada now that Trump is elected. Canadian websites have popped up everywhere with alluring pitches for a move North. Read this helpful guide written by a real Canadian for my Top…

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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…

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