Upcoming Shows

WOW! That's What I Call Improv Vol. 1*

This show will feature 3 practicing Omaha improv teams every 3rd Thursday at 8pm!

September 21 - October 19
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David Venhuizen (Standup)

David Venhuizen is a Los Angeles based comedian originally from South Dakota. He has performed in the Bridgetown, SF Sketchfest, LA Riot, Moontower, Crom, and Orlando Indie comedy festivals and hosts a monthly show called Idiots.

September 21
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The Chopping Block (Standup)**

This FREE show gives any comedian the chance to present as much of their set as they can before being cut off!

September 21 - October 19
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Pick Your Fate (Improv)*

The closest thing to a party that you've ever seen out of an improv show!

September 22
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3 Great Teams (Improv)*

Check out some great improv teams in this hour!

September 22 - September 29
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Interrogated (Improv)*

INTERROGATED is a fast-paced and adult-friendly improv show where we'll ask you, the audience, to confess stories from a time where you got away with something.

September 22 - October 27
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The Arena (Improv)*

The ARENA is Omaha's #1 Improv Competition pitting together two improv teams!

September 22 - October 27
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Will Dougherty Loves Company (Standup)

Join me, your eponymous host Will Dougherty, as I invite some fantastic comedians to do sets while I stay on stage to riff, banter, and derail things for the amusement of all.

September 23 - October 28
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Double Feature (Improv)*

Each month two new genre's are decided on. The audience gives the player the inspiration in the form or a title, topic, or word. From there you get to see a mini movie, play, or tv episode created in the moment. This month what will it be? Slasher? Rom Com? Musical.

September 23 - October 28
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Open Mic (Standup)**

Starting July 18th, The Backline will host an Open Mic for standup every Tuesday at 9pm. Each comedian will be allowed 4 minutes, and names will be drawn from a hat for those who show up before 9pm, people who show up after will be added at the end. Whether it's your first time or you perform weekly, why not try out your material in front of a great crowd at one of the best standup venues in town?

September 26
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Experimental 3somes (Improv)*

Experimental 3somes is an awesome hour of 3 person improv teams.

September 28
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A Night Out w/ Jon Herman (Variety)*

Join Backline Co-Owner Jon Herman and his absent minded intern Chad as they explore life, the issues, and Chad’s personal life. A mix of Late Night Talk Show and Sketch Comedy every 4th Thursday at 9pm!

September 28 - October 26
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ABOUT THE BACKLINE



The Backline is proud to be a home for all comedy in Omaha. While we are primarily a longform improv training center, any and all local comedians come through here to perform improv, standup, sketch, talk shows, etc. We keep our shows cheap and our beer cheap, with no drink minimum. We just want to help Omaha become one of the greatest cities for comedy in America.




We are also proud to ride that fine line between producing basically uncensored comedy but also being a safe place with zero tolerance for abuse and harassment.

Events marked with * denotes that it is free for Backline students and alumni

Events marked with ** denotes that it is free for everyone

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