Philadelphia’s contemporary entertainment venue, Helium Comedy Club, brings nationally-accredited acts to an intimate theater on 20th and Sansom Street. With performances no more than 60 feet away from guests, shows are comprised of multiple acts, typically with an opener, feature and headliner. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of food and beverages, from appetizers and entrees to desserts with craft beers and homespun cocktails.
They say the more you laugh, the longer you live. Because of this, we’ve rounded up a list of talented comedians that will be taking the stage at Helium this month.
February 10 – 11: 7:30 p.m. &10 p.m.
A comedian in LA since 2003, Sarah Tiana has earned her spot as a regular on Comedy Central’s late night game show, @Midnight, The Josh Wolf Show and Chelsea Lately — not to mention she’s done over 10 comedy tours for our troops. Don’t miss her comedy act emphasizing the thrills of growing up after “The War of Northern Aggression” and trying to survive in the current battle of the sexes.
Claude Giroux Foundation Event
February 12: 6:30 p.m.
Laugh for a good cause with Philadelphia Flyers’ captain, Claude Giroux. His foundation aims to help improve the lives of children in need around the country. Partnering with comedian, Dom Irrera and Steve Simeone, this event is a family-friendly performance, with a high-energy approach to storytelling. These two comedians have headlined for some of Hollywood’s most prestigious comedy clubs and performed on national TV.
I Love You, I Hate You (ILYIHY) at the Azuka Theatre
February 13: 5:30 p.m.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of ILYIHY, which will entail announcements of the future of the show. With over 15 comedians and actors joining in, enjoy live entertainment from the City Paper’s love and hate column experts. Tickets are only available through the Azuka Theatre website.
Special Event: Valentine’s Day with Chip Chantry
February 14: 7:30 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of laughter by spending an evening together with local comedian, Chip Chantry. He’s the 2013 winner of Philly’s Phunniest Contest at Helium and 2012 winner as “Funniest Comedian” in Philadelphia’s annual Comedy Awards. If you don’t follow Chip already on Twitter, you definitely should, as Philadelphia Inquirer named his account “funniest in Philadelphia!”
February 15: 8 p.m.
This night is for an audience without trust issues, as Helium will handpick some of their favorite comics around the country to perform just for you. Hint: one of the comics may or may not have a half-hour special on Comedy Central and his debut album reached #2 on the iTunes comedy chart. Have a little fun and embrace the element of surprise!
February 16: 8 p.m.; February 17 – 18: 7:30 p.m. &10 p.m.; February 19: 7:30 p.m.
Featured on Conan, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Inside Amy Schumer and more, Mark Normand has been successful in the industry. With his fun-loving approach to comedy, he was voted “Best Comedian of 2013” by Village Voice and won first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition this year.
February 23: 8 p.m.; February 24 – 25: 7:30 p.m. &10 p.m.
As one of the most sought after comedians today, Josh Wolf has headlined stand-up comedy tours across the country, become a regular on two E! series, Chelsea Lately and After Lately and is a New York Times bestselling author. See for yourself what makes Josh one of the most dynamic and multifaceted comedians in the entertainment business today at Helium.
Open Mic Extravaganza
Feb. 21 – March 14, Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.
For up and coming comics, Tuesdays are the nights you’ve been waiting for. Receiving over 100 sign-ups every week, open mic night registration begins 24 hours in advance for a chance to show Philly what you’ve got. Remember to be prepared with three minutes of material. Learn more about Open Mic Night here.
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