Venue Details

Helium Comedy Club
1510 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 33 members
Review from Krista Garver
57 events 13 reviews

Very funny! This was my first trip to Helium -- what a nice club! Will definitely go back.

reviewed Dec 03 2014 report as inappropriate
Review from Sheila
28 events 8 reviews

I didn't think about "warm-up" acts. Two stand up comedians did their best, and I appreciated their efforts, but their humor and presence bored me. I tried to smile, though, as I was at a table up against the stage. I hated to put a damper on...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from RR
30 events 7 reviews

Tim and the opening comedians, especially Anthony Lopez, were hilarious. I was laughing through the entire event.

Only downside--Goldstar should've included information that in addition to the ticket price and fee, we would be required to...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

  • “A refreshing comic find.” —San Francisco Examiner
  • “Lee’s comedy is smart” —North County Times
  • “He’s kind of like Bruce Wayne but with a sense of humor.” —California Aggie
  • Watch videos of Tim’s comedy.


This show is recommended for ages 13 and older.

Tim Lee wasn’t supposed to be a comedian. A biologist by training, he graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego with honors in biology. He went on to complete his Ph.D. at UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics before he discovered that this bored him to tears. When he tried comedy for the first time the tears stopped. Lee has performed for clubs, colleges and companies across the U.S. He draws heavily on his science background to twist abstract theory into thought-provoking comedy.

Tim’s films have screened at film festivals across the country and been broadcast internationally. He is one of the Top 100 most subscribed comedians on Youtube. He’s done a commercial for the NHL starring opposite Jonathan Cheechoo, and was the Spare the Air Guy pictured in TV commercials, and on posters, trains and buses.

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