Upcoming Shows

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 - October 24
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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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Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**

Every 4th Thursday anyone can hop up on stage and improvise with Backline alum and students.

September 28 - October 26
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History Made Up (Podcast)

History Made Up is a 1 hour podcast that comes out every Wednesday starting September 6th, 2017. The host, Will Frazier, has a local guest on each week to tell a longform story from their life or from history.

September 29
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Power Hour (Standup)*

This show features a bunch of great local standups doing their best quick sets. If you want to just see really great comedy, this is the show to watch!

September 29 - October 27
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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 29 - October 27
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

September 29 - October 27
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Big Canvas (Short-Form)

Looking for the kind of improv you see on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Big Canvas performs the only short-form improv at Backline every 2nd Saturday of the month.

September 30 - October 14
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Fast N' Fresh (Standup)

This fast-paced show features 8 comedians performing their freshest material in a total of 45 minutes.

October 03 - November 07
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Level 4A Improv Graduation Show (Improv)*

The newest Level 4A Improv Class will be performing 4 forms in the span of 2 shows. These are fun yet complicated forms, so much fun to watch.

October 05 - November 02
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Harold Hour (Improv)*

Twice a month, see both Backline House Harold teams perform together!

October 05 - October 19
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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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