Upcoming Shows

Experimental 3somes (Improv)*

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

July 27 - 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!

July 27 - 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.

July 27 - August 24
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The Holograms (Improv)*

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

July 28 - 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!

July 28 - 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.

July 28 - August 25
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

July 28 - August 25
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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.

July 29 - August 12
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Weekly Workshops - "Improv for Acting" (Improv)

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 01
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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 01 - August 29
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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.

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.

August 03
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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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