We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Helium Comedy Club

Closed Now: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Review Highlights
Less impressed on our fifth trip to this club

The comedians who cycle through Helium make the trip worthwhile and the two warm up acts are... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Don’t believe everything you read...

Visited helium and did not agree with some of the negative reviews. Seating was fine - good... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
New Haven, Connecticut
via mobile
Read all 101 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible16%
18 Jun 2018
“Less impressed on our fifth trip to this club”
8 May 2018
“Don’t believe everything you read...”
Closed Now
Hours Today: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2031 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4416
City Centre West
+1 215-496-9001
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Philadelphia
from US$39.00
More Info
from US$65.00
More Info
from US$32.00
More Info
from US$89.00
More Info
Reviews (101)
Filter reviews
101 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 101 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 1st comedy club visit. I was hesitant but had a great time. Also has bar & table service

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flossieo56
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Waitresses dropped whole bottle of beer on my head - I’m soak and wet in Booze and the manager offered me one free drink. Place takes no responsibility for lack of training and generally has no respect for a nice night out. I haven’t been...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Courtney T
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This review is specifically about the manager on duty last Saturday night (12/10/18). I believe his name is Nick. Our group of five arrived just before the 10 o'clock show time. We had to get our will call tickets so three of our party proceeded...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela M
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We went to Helium with a large group (paid extra to sit together) to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We got there an hour early, the air conditioning hadn’t been working for 3 days and there were no fans in the waiting area/bar. Within minutes of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sinéad H
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Well let’s start with booking. We called a few hours ahead to get more information - it would put us on hold for 10 mins and then hang up. So my boyfriend and I figured it won’t be sold out it’s sunday. We saw online...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The comedians who cycle through Helium make the trip worthwhile and the two warm up acts are consistently entertaining, which would’ve earned a higher rating. The club itself, however, is less than ideal. The seating is incredibly cramped (moreso than even NYC clubs), even when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Tripletmom96
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Visited helium and did not agree with some of the negative reviews. Seating was fine - good - acceptable. You should arrive early, as the show does sell out. Laughed the entire night and service was good, as well! I say take chance - cant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sovega11
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying that we are frequent customers and have generally had great experiences at Helium. However we recently had a really poor experience at Helium that we would like to share. Two weeks ago my husband and I decided to buy tickets...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Tour559309
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Helium Comedy Club packs customers in so tight you may need a shoehorn to squeeze in. Tables are tiny and seat 4! There's barely room on the table for 4 drinks not to mention plates. And speaking of plates, the food here is worth passing...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gmafzz
Reviewed November 18, 2017

... we'd all go insane. - Robert Frost I couldn't agree more. Pick a night when you'll see someone who you find funny, relax and enjoy the show. The seating is, like most comedy clubs, really tight. You will be crammed next to strangers. Even...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pookala
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 nearby hotels
The Rittenhouse Hotel
910 reviews
.30 km away
AKA Rittenhouse Square
140 reviews
.40 km away
Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown
1,793 reviews
.42 km away
Sofitel Philadelphia
3,652 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,144 nearby restaurants
Butcher Bar
74 reviews
.03 km away
JJ Thai Cuisine
53 reviews
.04 km away
149 reviews
.09 km away
Day By Day
83 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 998 nearby attractions
Mutter Museum
1,588 reviews
.22 km away
Penn's Landing
357 reviews
.23 km away
St Patrick's Catholic Church
6 reviews
.31 km away
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
5 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
John A
January 31, 2018|
Response from Bridgetpianos | Reviewed this property |
We parked a block away and you have to pay in a parking lot
March 13, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Debbie C | Reviewed this property |
You can call the box office to make sure of the time frames that the comics have. I think I'm usually there an hour and a half. There are warm up comics before the headliner.