TRAVEL AND LEISURE FEATURES ESTHER’S IN BEST COMEDY SPOTS IN AMERICA!

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 mainstream comedy to the…

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RAY ANDERSON FEATURED IN VANISH MAGAZINE!

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…

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ESTHER’S FOLLIES ALUM JOINS SNL CAST!

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 new regulars in the cast, was a performer with Esther’s Follies from 2006 to 2009, and she’s the first alum to make the leap to SNL.…

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AUSTIN FUSION MAGAZINE FEATURES THE WOMEN OF ESTHER’S FOLLIES

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 on East Sixth Street, combining musical comedy,…

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