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Watch 25+ local and national comics on stage. Entrance is only $5. One of the best open mics in the city!
OPEN MIC 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3
Watch 25+ local and national comics on stage. Entrance is only $5. One of the best open mics in the city!

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FREE Trivia & Comedy Night 4/23
Join us for Trivia & Comedy Night at Helium, hosted by Chip Chantry!
Eat, drink, answer trivia and enjoy some of Philly's best comics performing in-between. Prizes will be given each round. Come on out and enjoy a great night of trivia & comedy!

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Alter Ego 4/24
Helium Presents "Alter Ego", hosted by Darryl Charles!
See your favorite comedians in a completely different light.
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Susie Essman - Special Event 4/25, 4/26
Susie Essman has played the sassy Susie Greene for all eight seasons of the critically-acclaimed HBO comedy series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her hilarious bouts of withering sarcasm and uninhibited insults have become her character’s trademark. More..

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Philadelphia Comedy Academy Graduation Show 4/26
The Philadelphia Comedy Academy focuses on developing and honing a 5 minute set of stand up. Check out this month's graduating class! Click on the ticket link for showtimes!

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Brandon T Jackson Deadbeat Comedy Tour - Special Event 4/27
Deadbeat Comedy Tour, Presented by HULU!
Jackson is perhaps best known as "Alpa Chino" from the runaway hit 'Tropic Thunder'. He was named "one of 10 Comics to Watch' by Daily Variety and was on Hollywood Reporter's '35 under 35: Next Gen' list. More..

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Chelsea Peretti - Special Event 4/30
Join us for Chelsea Peretti's American Treasure Tour! One of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, Comedy Central’s “Hotlist” comedians, and Vanity Fair’s 2013 Comedy Issue comedians, Chelsea was also named one of TIME magazines 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. More..

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Rob Schneider - Special Event 5/1, 5/2, 5/3
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing. More..

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The Dirty Dozen - $12 - 12 Midnight - 12 Comics 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/31
Test your comedic limits Get ready for the raunchiest, naughtiest, dirtiest, oh-no-he-didn't comedy show on the entire east coast. 12 comics for $12 at 12-midnight, performing material that comes straight from the swarthy gutter of comedic ingenuity.
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Hal Sparks 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/10
Hal Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning "Talk Soup" on E! and has numerous television appearances include Showtime's "Queer As Folk" "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Larry King Live", and VH-1 hit pop culture series "I Love The 70"s, 80"s and 90"s". More..

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Doug Benson Stand-up - Special Event 5/8
High Times Magazine named Doug Benson 'Stoner of the Year'! He is the host of 'Doug Loves Movies', has a documentary called Super High Me, a TV show called 'The Benson Interruption', and a web series called 'Getting Doug with High'! More..

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Andrew Santino 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17
Andrew is currently a lead on ABC"s new series "MIXOLOGY", written and produced by the creators of THE HANGOVER. Andrew was recently named Comedy Central's Top 10 Comedians To Watch and was in Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival.


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1-day Seminar with Brad Trackman 5/17, 5/18
Work on your comedic skills at a comprehensive lecture that covers everything you need to know about being an elite working comic from Brad Trackman, a leading authority on teaching stand up. • Also includes 2 tickets to The PCA Comedy Contest Show -May 18, 7 p.m More..

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Philadelphia Comedy Academy Contest 5/18
The Contest is on! Watch as one comic gets crowned Philadelphia Comedy Academy's Best Comic of the year! A Brad Trackman Production. Click more for contestants! More..

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Brody Stevens credits include "The Hangover," "The Hangover Part II," "Due Date," Chelsea Lately, and HBO's "Enjoy It". More..

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Charlie Murphy - Special Event 5/22, 5/23, 5/24
Charlie Murphy's rapid evolution from "Chappelle's Show" cast member to top-billed international comedian, playing to sold-out audiences around the globe! He has solidified his position in Hollywood as a true acting, writing and producing talent. More..

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Bert Kreischer - Special Event 5/29, 5/30, 5/31
In 1997, Rolling Stone Magazine was looking to write an article about the number one party school in the country, so they sent contributing editor Erik Hedegard down to Tallahassee to spend a week partying. His finding was The Undergraduate, a 6 page article about one man-child, Bert Kreischer. More..

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Steve Rannazzisi from FX's "The League" - Special Event 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/7
Stephen Rannazzisi plays "Kevin," the League Commissioner on FX's hit show The League. Actor/comedian Rannazzisi got his first taste of television success in 2003 as one of the smart-ass cast members on MTV's Punk'd. More..

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Dom Irrera - Special Event 6/12, 6/13, 6/14
"The Dominator", as he is known in comedy circles, is an award winning comedian has one of the most natural styles in all of stand-up. He has the ability to make almost any crowd laugh until it hurts, with an intricate mix of stories and characters weaved together seamlessly. More..

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Bill Burr Presents The All In Comedy Tour 6/15
Bill Burr Presents three of his favorite comics - Paul Virzi, Jason Lawhead, and Joe Bartnick in a hilarious new comedy tour! Please note: Bill Burr is not performing. More..

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Mick Foley - Special Event 6/18
A three-time WWE champion, a hardcore legend and part of the WWE Hall of Fame. Foley finds humor in the unlikeliest of places : 'the loss of an ear, the dedication of a porn-star working in a knee-brace, and a United States President reciting his wrestling catch-phrase. More..

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New Rules for Open Mic

Hey Philadelphia, we've been listening. We wanted to change Open Mic so it's more accessible to EVERYONE! 

Starting March 5, 2014, we are opening up sign-ups online at www.heliumcomedy.com for a full 24-hours. We will start at NOON the Wednesday after Open Mic and end at NOON the next day.

If you did not get on the list (you will be notified by email either way), you will have a second chance to sign up in-person at Helium Comedy Club beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. the actual day of Open Mic. The final list will be posted at 7:30 p.m. and will be drawn by random lottery with priority given to the first people to sign up that evening.

Please note that you will not be able to sign up in person earlier than 6 p.m. Take advantage of this opportunity before the show to network with other comedians and enjoy some of our happy hour specials including $4 beers.

Questions regarding this can be directed to openmic@heliumcomedy.com

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Interested in performing at our Open Mic Night on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.? Sign up below any time starting at noon on Wednesdays until noon on Thursday for the following Tuesday's event.(please note: in the event there is not an Open Mic that week, sign ups will not be available the week before). You will receive an email notifying you if you made the list or not. Please note that you MUST reply to that email to confirm. If you did not make the online list, there is another opportunity to sign up in-person the night of the event. To sign up in-person, arrive at 6 p.m. You will be notified by 7 p.m. if you are on the list. Priority will be given to the first few to arrive, although comics are chosen both randomly and by management's choice, so be patient and sign-up often. If you didn't make either list, enjoy a complimentary open-mic night on us!

Sign up until: 4/17/2014
For performance date: 4/22/2014

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