Date Night (Improv)*
November 17
Cards of Destiny (Improv)*
November 10
Open Mic (Standup)**
October 24
Shit Show (Standup)*
October 27 - November 24
The 3-Person Competiton (Improv)*
October 24 - November 30
Harold Hour (Improv)*
November 02 - November 16

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?

October 24
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The 3-Person Competiton (Improv)*

This annual competition finds out which 3-person improv team is the best in Omaha!

October 24 - November 30
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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!

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.

October 26
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Shit Show (Standup)*

Part game show and part stand up comedy, Shit Show pits three pairs of comedians against each other in rounds of straight stand up, games, feats of strength, and a music round in a contest to be crowned Shit Queen.

October 27 - November 24
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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!

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.

October 27 - November 24
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Halloween-Arena (Improv)*

The 6th Annual Halloween-Arena is back the Friday before Halloween! This year the two teams are TV Characters vs Movie Characters.

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.

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.

October 28
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Level 2 Improv Class - Callbakcs & Patterns (Wednesdays)

Learn new techniques for creating ideas, and how to initiate those ideas into well thought-out scene ideas. Also learn how to call back ideas and scenes, and how to connect and tie them together to other scenes in your show. This class also introduces the first steps of the Harold form.

November 01
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Level 1 Class - Intro to Improv

Learn the basics of long-form improvisational comedy. This class will focus on taking an idea and creating 2-person scenes that are focused and are guaranteed to get laughs. Whether you're looking to become a professional improviser or just have some fun on week nights, this is the class you need to take.

November 01
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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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