Upcoming Shows

Level 3 Graduation Show (Improv)*

Make sure to check out this awesome class. They had a killer midterm show, and this one should be even better. Seriously, see this!

June 23
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The Holograms (Improv)*

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

June 23
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3 Killer Teams (Improv)

Make sure to check this show out tonight, and see 3 pretty awesome teams!

June 23
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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 23 - August 25
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

June 23 - August 25
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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.

June 24
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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.

June 24
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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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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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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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