"You'll see first-timers at open-mike night, a big star who's in town or seasoned Austin comedy masters" all for just a $5 cover at this Downtown comedy club; the room is "tiny", the "drinks are stro-ong" and the comedy, well, it's "either randomly wonderful or predictably regrettable, and often a bit of both" – all of which make it "worth checking out."
For one-stop comedy consumption, go straight from Esther's to the Velveeta Room next door, a deliberately cheesy club serving more generic stand-up, local and national, as well as an open mic. Open-mic night is Thursday at 10pm; performances Friday and Saturday are 9:30 and 11pm.
Citysearch Editorial Review:
Comedy club in the middle of Sixth Street lets comics deliver their schtick to an oft-sauced crowd.