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Helium Comedy Club
1510 Southeast 9th Avenue Portland, OR 97214
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There is a 2 item minimum order, so better eat a few appetizers at Teote and come ready for cocktails and dessert here.
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Parking can be tight in that neighborhood, even on a weeknight, so go early enough that you don't have to walk far.
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Scientist-Turned-Comedian Tim Lee
33 ratings
4.5 average rating
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attended Mar 09 2011

He was very entertaining! I have already recommended him to others should he ever be back in town. I really enjoyed the third opening comedian as well!

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attended Nov 16 2011

The management came to our table 4 times and told us to be quiet. IT"S A COMEDY ACT. We were actually enjoying ourselves. until we were centered out. I have never been treated so badly, and we will never go back to this club. I rate the club...continued

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attended Mar 09 2011

We went with a group of friends - all had a great time! The opening comedians were funny and Tim was awesome. Clean comedy but funny. People were bent over with laughter! This was the best $10 I spent on a show!

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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.