Upcoming Shows

88improv (Improv)

88improv has been performing long and short-form improv since 2003 and now perform their family friendly shows every 3rd Saturdays of the month at 8pm.

August 19
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Late Night at The Backline (Variety)

Featuring stand up comedy, sketch comedy, improv, live music, and whatever else we can fit on stage at the Backline, this hour-long show is guaranteed to entertain you for better or for worse!

August 19
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Level 4B Graduation Show + Guest (Improv)*

This is the 2nd to last level at Backline, and focuses specifically on great scenework. These shows are always amazing to watch and more stimulating than most class shows.

August 24
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Weekly Workshops - "Getting Started" (Sketch)

These workshops will be taught by many of the best comedy teachers in Omaha and occasionally great guests. You can check out each individual week to see what is happening on the calendar.

August 22
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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?

August 22 - September 26
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Level 3 Graduation Show (Improv)*

The latest Level 3 is graduating and ready for their next level! This will be their 2nd of 2 shows in this class, both focusing on The Harold, which is taught at every major longform improv school across the nation.

August 24
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Experimental 3somes (Improv)*

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

August 24
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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!

August 24
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Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**

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

August 24
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Level 1 Graduation Show (Improv)*

Check out the latest group to go through the Level 1 Course. They spend 7 weeks learning improv and preparing to perform. These shows are always great to watch whether family, friend, or stranger!

August 25
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The Holograms (Improv)*

The Holograms is Des Moines’ first, and only, all female improv team.

August 25
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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!

August 25
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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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