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?

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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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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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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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.

August 25 - October 27
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

August 25 - October 27
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LIVE! @ The Backline (Sketch)

Omaha's #1 live sketch comedy show is back this August 26th ft special musical guest Aly Peeler! This is also our "Best Of" show featuring our top sketches over the last 11 shows we have done!

August 26
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Weekly Workshops - "My Personal Favorites" (Improv)

This course is an smorgasbord of some of my favorite tools in your toolbox. From asking questions to fighting on stage, this class will be chock full of exercises for teachers and students alike.

August 29
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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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