$22 for a Variety Show for Two at Esther's Follies (Up to $44 Value). Seven Shows Available.

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Political satire and vaudevillian comedy revue renders laugh muscles sore in a showcase of steadfast lampoonery

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Expiration varies. Limit 2 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Esther's Follies. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Esther's Follies current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30min before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Although it’s been ostracized by the five traditional senses, the sense of humor is the only thing that enables human beings to detect a rubber chicken creeping up from behind. Stay on guard with this GrouponLive deal to see Esther's Follies. For $22, you get two tickets for general admission (up to a $44 value). Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Choose from the following shows:

  • Thursday, October 11, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 12, at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 18, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, October 19, at 10 p.m.
  • Friday, October 26, at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, at 10 p.m.

Continuing a tradition of more than 25 years, the Esther's Follies troupe fashions a lively and charismatic variety show out of music, magic, and comedy, wowing visitors and Austin Chronicle critics alike. Vaudevillian in nature, the production busts guts in record speed with satirical quips on current events; relevant parodies; and high-stepping, fast-paced comedy sketches. Resident magician Ray Anderson keeps things light with levitation illusions known to dazzle crowds of hovercrafts and driftwood. As the Follies cast ignites into choral skewerings of front-page newsmakers and the ongoing campaigns of presidential hopefuls, audiences will laugh so hard that giggles come out their noses.

Esther's Follies

Although Esther's Follies' variety show of music, magic, and comedy recalls the vaudevillian entertainment of yesteryear (albeit with a more acerbic modern bent), the nostalgia goes beyond just the performances. The longstanding venue and comedy troupe was named after Esther Williams, the Golden Age starlet whose career as a professional swimmer led to numerous iconic MGM films. Posters for several of these pictures are plastered throughout the space, and an undersea mural bustling with brightly-hued coral, kaleidoscopic marine life, and even a Loch Ness monster further contributes to Esther's otherworldly, aquatic theme. The magical environment, along with the shows themselves, have wowed audiences and Austin Chronicle critics alike.

On the production end, Esther's Follies busts guts in record speed with satirical quips on current events; relevant parodies; and high-stepping, fast-paced comedy sketches. Resident magician Ray Anderson keeps things light with levitation illusions known to dazzle crowds. As the Follies cast ignites into choral skewerings of front-page newsmakers, audiences will laugh so hard that giggles come out their noses.


Reviews

The venue decor is really unique. I like it because it feels like a local place. It's the kind of place comedy is suppose to be performed in.

Cindy K., Yelp, 3/12/12

We all laughed, hard and were very amused the entire time. Really enjoyed the audience interaction.

Jessie H., Yelp, 2/28/12
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    525 E 6th St.

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