Special Event: Lil Rel Howery

Milton “Lil Rel” Howery is a West Side Chicago native actor, comedian, writer and producer known for breakout roles in The Carmichael Show (2015-2017), as well as in the Oscar-winning horror film Get Out (2017). Howery has become a comedic staple in Chicago and a rising star nationally. His hilarious story-telling has allowed him to become an increasingly iconic personality.

In early 2016 Netflix released Rel’s first stand-up special Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent, to which he has followed with two acclaimed HBO comedy specials, Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw (2019) and I said it. Y’all thinking it (2022). Howery has also maintained a strong film career, winning “Best Comedic Performance” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role in Get Out, as well as landing roles in Free Guy (2021), Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), and the Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

Howery consistently brings laughs to the big screen, undoubtedly having one of the biggest years in his career thus far in 2023, notably appearing as his reprised role of Marcus in Vacation Friends 2 (2023), the Hulu-ween sci-fi original movie The Mill (2023), Good Burger 2 (2023), and the Christmas comedy Dashing Through the Snow (2023) with Ludacris. Keeping busy off screen, this past year Howery also teamed up with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish to headline a 5-city comedy tour Best Friends Comedy Tour (2023).

Howery continues to rise while giving back to his community. He’s lent his talents to causes such as America’s National Night Out Against Crime, a community police-awareness event, as well as speaking up at numerous 2020 protests, honoring George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among others. He is also a loving father of three.


We are an 18+ venue.


Instead of a drink minimum, we have a two-item per person minimum in the Showroom, which can be fulfilled with any food or drink items from the menu.

Please Note: Food and drinks purchased in the bar and lounge do not count towards the two-item minimum.


  • General Admission seating is assigned on a first-come, first-sat basis as you enter the showroom. The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be.

  • Balcony seating is available for our Main Showroom events. It is general admission on our second-floor balcony. The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be.

  • Reserved seats are assigned for you by management on the night of the show. They are the best seats available for your party size at the time they are assigned. We recommend purchasing Reserved tickets in a single transaction to guarantee your group is seated together.

Please Note: We do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee seats in a specific location.


  • While we cannot guarantee seats together, General admission groups should arrive at least 45 minutes before showtime and enter the showroom as a group for the best chance of being seated together.

  • Reserved groups who purchase tickets in a single order will automatically be assigned seating together. Reserved ticket holders who purchase separately are not guaranteed seating together. Please see your email confirmation for details if your group purchased separately.

Please Note: We will only seat complete groups. Your group must enter the showroom together to be seated together. In addition, we do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee you seats in a specific location.


All sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.


Our Main showroom and Upstairs showroom are fully accessible. Call our box office for more information. We encourage all patrons who have a disability to reach out to us to make accommodations.

Please Note: Our Balcony does not have an accessible entrance.


Ticket protection is insurance that allows you to cancel your order to receive a venue credit toward a future event. It can be added to most orders at the time of purchase but cannot be added after the order has been placed.

To redeem your Ticket Protection and receive a venue credit toward a future event, please send an email to protection@heliumcomedy.com with your order number no less than 24 hours before showtime.

Please Note: Cancelation requests received via phone, chat, or less than 24 hours before showtime will not be accepted.




Have more questions? Visit our full FAQ page!



Special EventMilton “Lil Rel” Howery is a West Side Chicago native actor, comedian, writer and producer known for breakout roles in The Carmichael Show (2015-2017), as well as in the Oscar-winning horror film Get Out (2017). Howery has become a comedic staple in Chicago and a rising star nationally. His hilarious story-telling has allowed him to become an increasingly iconic personality.

In early 2016 Netflix released Rel’s first stand-up special Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent, to which he has followed with two acclaimed HBO comedy specials, Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw (2019) and I said it. Y’all thinking it (2022). Howery has also maintained a strong film career, winning “Best Comedic Performance” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role in Get Out, as well as landing roles in Free Guy (2021), Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), and the Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

Howery consistently brings laughs to the big screen, undoubtedly having one of the biggest years in his career thus far in 2023, notably appearing as his reprised role of Marcus in Vacation Friends 2 (2023), the Hulu-ween sci-fi original movie The Mill (2023), Good Burger 2 (2023), and the Christmas comedy Dashing Through the Snow (2023) with Ludacris. Keeping busy off screen, this past year Howery also teamed up with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish to headline a 5-city comedy tour Best Friends Comedy Tour (2023).

Howery continues to rise while giving back to his community. He’s lent his talents to causes such as America’s National Night Out Against Crime, a community police-awareness event, as well as speaking up at numerous 2020 protests, honoring George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among others. He is also a loving father of three.


PLEASE NOTE: Our Balcony section for main room shows is NOT wheelchair accessible.


Management reserves the right to prevent customers from entering the facility who they deem disruptive or dangerous to other patrons.



We are an 18+ venue.


Instead of a drink minimum, we have a two-item per person minimum in the Showroom, which can be fulfilled with any food or drink items from the menu.

Please Note: Food and drinks purchased in the bar and lounge do not count towards the two-item minimum.


  • General Admission seating is assigned on a first-come, first-sat basis as you enter the showroom. The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be.

  • Balcony seating is available for our Main Showroom events. It is general admission on our second-floor balcony. The earlier you arrive, the better your seats will be.

  • Reserved seats are assigned for you by management on the night of the show. They are the best seats available for your party size at the time they are assigned. We recommend purchasing Reserved tickets in a single transaction to guarantee your group is seated together.

Please Note: We do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee seats in a specific location.


  • While we cannot guarantee seats together, General admission groups should arrive at least 45 minutes before showtime and enter the showroom as a group for the best chance of being seated together.

  • Reserved groups who purchase tickets in a single order will automatically be assigned seating together. Reserved ticket holders who purchase separately are not guaranteed seating together. Please see your email confirmation for details if your group purchased separately.

Please Note: We will only seat complete groups. Your group must enter the showroom together to be seated together. In addition, we do not take seating requests and cannot guarantee you seats in a specific location.


All sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.


Our Main showroom and Upstairs showroom are fully accessible. Call our box office for more information. We encourage all patrons who have a disability to reach out to us to make accommodations.

Please Note: Our Balcony does not have an accessible entrance.


Ticket protection is insurance that allows you to cancel your order to receive a venue credit toward a future event. It can be added to most orders at the time of purchase but cannot be added after the order has been placed.

To redeem your Ticket Protection and receive a venue credit toward a future event, please send an email to protection@heliumcomedy.com with your order number no less than 24 hours before showtime.

Please Note: Cancelation requests received via phone, chat, or less than 24 hours before showtime will not be accepted.




Have more questions? Visit our full FAQ page!



Milton “Lil Rel” Howery is a West Side Chicago native actor, comedian, writer and producer known for breakout roles in The Carmichael Show (2015-2017), as well as in the Oscar-winning horror film Get Out (2017). Howery has become a comedic staple in Chicago and a rising star nationally. His hilarious story-telling has allowed him to become an increasingly iconic personality.

In early 2016 Netflix released Rel’s first stand-up special Kevin Hart Presents: Lil Rel: RELevent, to which he has followed with two acclaimed HBO comedy specials, Lil Rel Howery: Live in Crenshaw (2019) and I said it. Y’all thinking it (2022). Howery has also maintained a strong film career, winning “Best Comedic Performance” at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role in Get Out, as well as landing roles in Free Guy (2021), Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021), and the Oscar-winning film Judas and the Black Messiah (2021).

Howery consistently brings laughs to the big screen, undoubtedly having one of the biggest years in his career thus far in 2023, notably appearing as his reprised role of Marcus in Vacation Friends 2 (2023), the Hulu-ween sci-fi original movie The Mill (2023), Good Burger 2 (2023), and the Christmas comedy Dashing Through the Snow (2023) with Ludacris. Keeping busy off screen, this past year Howery also teamed up with actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish to headline a 5-city comedy tour Best Friends Comedy Tour (2023).

Howery continues to rise while giving back to his community. He’s lent his talents to causes such as America’s National Night Out Against Crime, a community police-awareness event, as well as speaking up at numerous 2020 protests, honoring George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among others. He is also a loving father of three.