Here’s everything you need to know about Indianapolis’ new Helium Comedy Club

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Here’s everything you need to know about Indianapolis’ new Helium Comedy Club


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comedy club in Broad Ripple in October 2017, và Morty’s Comedy Joint closed in April 2018, Crackers ‘ Downtown location stood alone in the Indianapolis comedy scene .But the first Indy location of national chain Helium Comedy Club arrives in March .Tickets went on marketing Jan. 11 at, with Hoosier headliners, LGBTQ legends và ‘ Saturday Night Live ‘ veterans spotlighted in the spring & summer lineup. A March tám performance by former ” Saturday Night Live ” cast thành viên Jay Pharoah will inaugurate the venue at 10 W. Georgia St .Here’s everything you need to know to attend a show there :

How old do you have to be to see a comedy show? 

You have to be at least 18 to see a show at Helium .

What’s the dress code?

Helium’s trang web recommends ” nice, casual ” attire .

How early should I arrive?

Helium’s show times are typically tám p. m. on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 7 : 30 và 10 p. m. on Fridays và Saturdays, & 7 p. m. on Sundays .Unless you buy reserved seats ahead of phút giây for an additional charge, seating is first-come, first-served. So if you want to sit inches from your favorite comedian at a stageside table, general admission tickets are available for pick up from the box office between two hours và 90 minutes before curtain giây phút .If you arrive later than 45 minutes before showtime, you risk losing your general admission seat — unclaimed seats are subject to release by the box office at the 45 – minute mark. Reserved tickets expire 30 minutes before showtime. But don’t despair ! Helium does say they can hold your seats if you điện thoại tư vấn .

Is there food? 

While you’re waiting for the show to start, you can visit the Helium lounge, which boasts a đầy đủ bar & ” upscale bar food ” thực đơn — think salads, appetizers, sandwiches, cocktails, craft beers & desserts, typically in the USD 9 to USD 13 range. The lounge opens two hours before showtime. The cửa hàng, which also serves food và drinks, opens to attendees 30 minutes prior to showtime .

Where should I park?

Helium recommends attendees opt for street parking or one of the lots in the area. But metered spaces aren’t always easy to find on busy Friday and Saturday nights, và after a recent Indianapolis City-County Council vote to extend parking meter hours until 11 p. m., you’ll no longer be able to score không tính tiền evening parking Downtown ( except Sundays, which remain không tính tiền all day ) .The connected Circle Centre Sun và Moon garages are a good option at USD ba for the first three hours — unless they’re đầy đủ due to a marquee concert or other big sự kiện at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. If you can find a space, the meters aren’t a bad option either at $ 1.50 per hour .Here’s a Downtown Indy bản đồ of parking lots & rates around Downtown .

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How long is a comedy show?

Helium said most of its shows run between an hour và a half và an hour & forty-five minutes. Comedy shows that cross the two-hour mark are rare .Each show includes an opening act, a feature và a headliner with national entertainment experience .

What is a two-item minimum? 

Many comedy clubs have a two-drink minimum, which means that on top of the ticket you’ve already purchased, you’re also required to buy at least two drinks. Since Helium isn’t a 21 + club, they have a two-item minimum, which means the purchase of any food, soda, or alcoholic beverage in the phòng trưng bày counts toward the requirement .But there’s an important caveat : The items must be purchased in the cửa hàng itself to count toward the two-item minimum, not in the lounge before, during or after the show .

Can I take photos or shoot video of the show? 

You can take photos before or after the show — but not while the comedian is on stage. Helium has a strict policy against filming during the performance, và according to their trang web, will eject the offender và erase all nội dung .

Can I meet the performer after the show?

Probably. Helium says meet-and-greet opportunities are typical but depend on the performer .

Who am I definitely going to want to see? 

The big names are Drew Lynch, a comedian from Indianapolis and ” America’s Got Talent : The Champions ” competitor who turned his stutter into a stand-up success ( April 4-6 ) ; và Margaret Cho, a candid comedian not afraid to dig deep into mạng xã hội và political issues ( & whom Rolling Stone included on its 2017 danh sách of the ” 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time ” ) ( May 9-11 ) .

How much are tickets?

Tickets are available trực tuyến at or by calling 317-349-4800. They run near USD đôi mươi for lesser-known comedians, và approximately USD 30 for headliners lượt thích Cho. You can also sign up for Helium’s tin nhắn updates to get complimentary birthday tickets for a Wednesday or Thursday show .

Helium comedians

March 8-10: Jay Pharoah, star of 2017 Showtime series “White Famous.”
March 15-17: Bruce Bruce, former host of BET series “ComicView.”
March 21-23: Steve Rannazzisi, co-star of 2009-15 FX series “The League.”   
March 23: Doug Benson, host of Comedy Central’s “The High Court.”
March 28-30: Kyle Kinane, has appeared on “Drunk History,” “Conan” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”   
April 4-6: Drew Lynch, Indianapolis native and current “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” competitor.
April 12-13: Jason Mewes, co-star of 2001 film “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”
April 18-20: Sorry About Last Night, the duo of podcast hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson. 
May 9-11: Margaret Cho, listed at No. 48 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2017 list of “50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time.”
May 17-19: D.L. Hughley, co-star of 2000 film “The Original Kings of Comedy.”
June 6-8:Bryan Callen, co-host of the podcast “The Fighter & the Kid” and played Eddie in “The Hangover.”
June 27-30: Lavell Crawford, cast member of AMC series “Better Call Saul.”
Aug. 15-17: Brad Williams, co-star of Netflix series “The Degenerates.”
Aug. 23-25: Adele Givens, co-star of 2001 film “The Queens of Comedy.”
Sept. 26-28: Dan Cummins, host of “Timesuck” podcast.
Oct. 3-5: Kevin Nealon, “Saturday Night Live” cast member 1986-95.

E-Mail IndyStar reporter Sarah Bahr at sb[email protected]. Follow her on Twitter và Instagram @ smbahr14 .



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