Upcoming Shows

Open Mic (Standup)**

Signs-ups at 10pm, 3-4 minutes each, standup comedy. Names are drawn from a hat, so come prepared.

June 29 - July 06
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Jude Denchers ft Yes Andrew (Improv)

Check out these brand new teams at Backline! Judy Denchers will be the headlining team with Yes Andrew opening up for them.

June 30
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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!

June 30 - August 25
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Interrogated (Improv)*

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

June 30 - August 25
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

June 30 - August 25
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Level 4B Improv Class - Advanced Scenework

Get away from learning forms and just focus on making better scenes. Each week will focus on a different aspect of improv and will make you a better improviser as a whole. We'll work on Listening, Trust, Space, Time, Controlling the Audience, Patterns, and Characters. Most improvisers rate this as their favorite class at Backline, and certainly the best class to retake.

July 01
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New Stuff (Standup)

New Stuff is a stand up comedy show where comedian Brad Stewart brings together some of his favorite local and touring comedians and they all perform their best new material.

July 01 - August 05
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Comedy After Dark (Standup)*

The edgiest standup show at Backline, make sure not to come if adult humor rubs you the wrong way.

July 01 - August 05
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The Nerd Roast (Standup)*

This show features comedians and improvisers as characters from pop culture and history flinging shade at each other in a no holds barred battle of insults.

July 06 - August 03
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Wrenches Thrown (Standup)*

This specialty standup show features many of Nebraska's finest standup comedians getting a wrench thrown into their sets after they've hit the stage.

July 06 - August 03
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Harold Hour (Improv)*

Every 1st and 3rd Fridays, see both Backline House Harold teams perform together!

July 07 - August 18
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The Sitcom (Improv)*

Check out our very own improvised sitcom as well as two great house teams performing a structure called The Harold.

July 07 - August 04
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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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