$22 for a Variety Show for Two at Esther's Follies (Up to $44 Value). Six 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. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Esther's Follies' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30mins before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher – availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Laughter has healing power, especially after you've watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at professionals with this GrouponLive deal to see Esther's Follies. For $22, you get general admission for two (up to a $44 value). Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Choose from the following shows:

  • Thursday, February 21, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, February 22, at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 28, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 1, at 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22, at 10 p.m.

Continuing its 35th season, Esther’s Follies turns politics on its head once again with the comedy sketches, song-and-dance routines, and mind-bending magic of its February Liplocks and Gridlock Show. The production aims its comedic cross hairs at modern political inanities in the segment “White House Rocks”—a parody of Elvis musicals that stars Barack Obama and features a showstopping number by Hillary Clinton. Esther’s Egyptian jezebel, “The Queen of the Nile,” draws applause in her bit about dating woes in Cairo. “G.I. Jane,” meanwhile, takes aim at the military’s policy changes dealing with gender. The “News Medley” portion of the show lays down a rib-tickling soundtrack behind current events, and the audience-beloved skit “Sam I Am” returns with its Seussian spin on spats between couples.

Esther’s Follies – Promotional Montage 2012

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.

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.

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  • Downtown (1298.3 miles)

    525 E 6th St.

    Austin, Texas 78701

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