Room 861 at Goodnights: Retro Bits

Do you like video games? Do you like comedy? Retro Bits is a unique comedy show where some of Raleigh's best comedians are going to play some of the WORST video games ever made. We might rage quit. We might scream. We might throw a controller. You can even participate and get in on the action. Hosted by Brian McGuinness & Raleigh Retro Gamers, join us for this unique and hilarious show where comedians play terrible video games and riff on them throughout the night.

Brian McGuinness is a 20-year stand-up comedy veteran and a 40-ish-year video game player. He loves great games and tortures himself by playing a lot of bad games too for some reason. Raleigh Retro Gamers was founded in 2018 to network with other collectors, gamers, and nostalgia seekers in our area. Since its inception, Raleigh Retro Gamers has become a bustling community with thousands of members spanning across NC, with a vast majority living in the Triangle. Our mission is to amplify the gaming culture for retro and modern gamers, as well as advocate for the collecting community and the gaming contributors we have in North Carolina. We produce Pop-Up Markets, Expos, Esports, and gaming-related events across NC and welcome gaming and geek fans of all ages.

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.

  • 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.


  • 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: 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.


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.




Have more questions? Visit our full FAQ page!



07/14/2024 5:00 PM
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Room 861 at GoodnightsDo you like video games? Do you like comedy? Retro Bits is a unique comedy show where some of Raleigh's best comedians are going to play some of the WORST video games ever made. We might rage quit. We might scream. We might throw a controller. You can even participate and get in on the action. Hosted by Brian McGuinness & Raleigh Retro Gamers, join us for this unique and hilarious show where comedians play terrible video games and riff on them throughout the night. Brian McGuinness is a 20-year stand-up comedy veteran and a 40-ish-year video game player. He loves great games and tortures himself by playing a lot of bad games too for some reason. Raleigh Retro Gamers was founded in 2018 to network with other collectors, gamers, and nostalgia seekers in our area. Since its inception, Raleigh Retro Gamers has become a bustling community with thousands of members spanning across NC, with a vast majority living in the Triangle. Our mission is to amplify the gaming culture for retro and modern gamers, as well as advocate for the collecting community and the gaming contributors we have in North Carolina. We produce Pop-Up Markets, Expos, Esports, and gaming-related events across NC and welcome gaming and geek fans of all ages.

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.

  • 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.


  • 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: 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.


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.




Have more questions? Visit our full FAQ page!



Do you like video games? Do you like comedy? Retro Bits is a unique comedy show where some of Raleigh's best comedians are going to play some of the WORST video games ever made. We might rage quit. We might scream. We might throw a controller. You can even participate and get in on the action. Hosted by Brian McGuinness & Raleigh Retro Gamers, join us for this unique and hilarious show where comedians play terrible video games and riff on them throughout the night.

Brian McGuinness is a 20-year stand-up comedy veteran and a 40-ish-year video game player. He loves great games and tortures himself by playing a lot of bad games too for some reason. Raleigh Retro Gamers was founded in 2018 to network with other collectors, gamers, and nostalgia seekers in our area. Since its inception, Raleigh Retro Gamers has become a bustling community with thousands of members spanning across NC, with a vast majority living in the Triangle. Our mission is to amplify the gaming culture for retro and modern gamers, as well as advocate for the collecting community and the gaming contributors we have in North Carolina. We produce Pop-Up Markets, Expos, Esports, and gaming-related events across NC and welcome gaming and geek fans of all ages.