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LipSchtick Traces
When Cindy Wood scores the big laughs at Esther's Follies, she's channeling comedy's funniest femmes
"...wig, to grant her a grandmotherly aspect for this Esther's Follies sketch. And as excitement builds among the characters,..."

April 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pool Partiers
Taking Stock of the Esther's Follies Families
"...Austin of the last 20 years without talking about Esther's Follies. This homegrown comedy troupe is part of the..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Don't Let It Get Weird'
SXSW Comedy bits: Maron offends Franco, Adomian in your face
"...its busy festival junket on Saturday evening at Esther’s Follies. CBB patriarch Scott Aukerman – an annual South-By fixture..."

March 11, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

The Whole Package
With Margaret Wiley, you didn’t have a one-trick pony; you had a multitude of talents and personalities in one big and big-hearted woman. Wiley’s friends and colleagues at Esther’s Follies offer their memories of this exceptional Austin comedian who died November 2.
"...whose drop-dead sense of timing invariably left audiences at Esther's Follies weak with laughter and gasping for breath? With..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Mind the rain, yes, but don’t miss these public treats IRL
"...antics of recently honored magician Ray Anderson at Esther’s Follies this weekend, where the political lampooning and musical sketches..."

May 3, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Arty Things to Do: Dec. 8-10
Tick-tick-tick goes the year-end timepiece, better do these now
"...we’re pointing you toward those veteran funsters of Esther’s Follies. Because we know they’re gonna make you laugh and..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Arty Things to Do: Nov. 10-12
G-gosh, whatever might they be? Anyone have a clue?
"...Now’s the time for you to audition for Esther’s Follies. You’re welcome...."

Nov. 9, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir
Galloway was born a storyteller, and her narrative gifts are in full force throughout her new memoir
"...slapstick sensibility that made Galloway an early star of Esther's Follies in the late Seventies. She relates tales of..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Books Review by Robert Faires

Sissies, Comedy, Gay Bi Gay Gay, and a Bishop
Your gay guide for the final leg of SXSoLong
"...10:20PM-10:30PM: Tig Notaro, Esther’s Follies (525 E. 6th). A local favorite comes back to..."

March 19, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

T-Pain's Blueprint
Jay-Z's latest, reviewed via app
"...and unlikely to launch any careers anywhere besides Esther’s Follies, what you’re hearing was only my fifth take of..."

Sept. 10, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Media Clips
"...3. Shannon Sedwick, owner of Esthers Follies..."

Aug. 25, 1995 News Column

Esther's All-Stars
"...Yankee Stadium is "the house that Ruth built," then Esther's Pool must be "the funhouse that Shannon and Michael..."

July 30, 1999 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Esther's Gene Pool
"...During its 20-year history, Esther's Follies has had four homes: the original Pool, 515..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Arts Feature

'This Is Where I Belong'
How smarts and gumption took Noël Wells from Esther's to 'SNL'
"...on Sixth Street, where she performed with comedy institution Esther's Follies, so prior to her return for Moontower –..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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