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Helium Comedy Club

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Address: 2031 Sansome St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: 215.496.9001
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Such a good show

We came for the laughs, and we got them! The opening comic was quite funny, the second act...not so much. Michelle Balloon though that she needed to say certain things and inject... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a fun night out stay away from this place. My family and I, 15 of us, went there for our Pollyanna party and had the worst experience. If you interact with the comedian by answering questions they will approach you and tell you to keep it down. When the worker approached us twice we were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We came for the laughs, and we got them! The opening comic was quite funny, the second act...not so much. Michelle Balloon though that she needed to say certain things and inject profanity to be funny...it just wasn't humerous. The headliner was great and had us doubling over with laughter. Our app platter was cold, replaced, and then comped, I... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a few weeks ago with some friends and it was our first time. It was such a neat place and the comedians where really good. Will definetely be going back in the future. It was a fun nite.

Thank Arzie823
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before heading out I read the reviews here and was admittedly a little hesitant because there are quite a few dauntingly negative reviews. My experience was to the contrary. I got to the show a half hour early with reserved setting. We had a party of 8 and were only 3 rows back, dead center. Our waitress was prompt, friendly,... More 

Thank Stephanie J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I made the mistake of generating 8 patrons and countless in the intern to the show tonight 10/9/15 and received threats to be escorted out if I talked again during the show. Pick your battles. We will not be coming back again. Dr. Robert Greenleaf bob.greenleaf1@gmail.com

Thank Stephani G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Having this night out was awesome, the comedian line up was great. The club itself needs some updates, there is no air conditioning in the main lobby and bar, and let me tell you it is hot! My girlfriend was there about a year ago and apparently it was not working then either. So that needs to be addressed. The... More 

Thank Mmecca1988
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Went to see Iliza Shlesinger last night with a friend. The food was just ok, our "reserved" seats were at the back of the room, and it was hot as hell until you got into the theater. None of these things would be a problem in other circumstances. However- We were about halfway through Ilizas performance when a large man... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Recently stopped in on a week night with a business colleague when visiting Philly. We were original told sold out for the best comic in Philly event that evening, but the hostess was nice enough to find us a table in the back and waive the cover charge as the event was half way over. We were able to catch... More 

Thank rustycat83
Philadelphia, PA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Upon arriving, the whole Helium environment felt weird. It smelled like a bus station. The bartenders looked like cartoon characters. Nobody knew where the entrance to the theater was. The front desk cashiers did not know how to process or print tickets. It took 5 minutes to review the email printouts of our tickets, another 4 minutes to check my... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I've been to Helium about a dozen times since first discovering it in 2011. It's easily the closest place to my town for seeing real headline acts on tour, the food and drink options are a notch above chicken wings and fries (get the hummus plate for a light treat), and the general layout is we-thought and practical for the... More 

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