Special Event: Phil Hanley

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Fri, Mar 22, 2024
Sat, Mar 23, 2024

Special Event: Phil Hanley

Phil Hanley began standup comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that makes no two of his performances the same. Phil’s style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling.

Phil’s performances at The 2008 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal brought him international acclaim. His jokes were recognized in the Montreal Gazette’s annual "Best jokes of the Festival.” He was also named one of the five comics creating a buzz at the festival by The Hollywood Reporter and rewarded with a featured segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Global ’s Vancouver International Comedy Fest, XFM satellite radio and his own television special on CTV and Comedy Network. He also won the 2007 "Vancouver’s Funniest comic" competition.

Since arriving in the States, Phil has appeared on “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” twice. In 2012, he returned to Just For Laughs for a second time and he was selected for the Comics-To-Watch Showcase as part of the New York Comedy Festival. Phil can currently be seen on your television, in a Microsoft commercial alongside Samantha Bee and Jason Jones of "The Daily Show."


We are an 18+ venue.


  • 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.

  • 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.

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


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 Elements or the bar and lounge do not count towards the two-item minimum.


  • 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.


Yes! Elements is open 2 hours before showtime for online reservations and limited walk-up service. Reservations can be made HERE.

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


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


Yes. Call our box office for more information. We encourage all patrons who have a disability to reach out to us to make accommodations.


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.




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