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.
July 22 - August 26Buy Tickets
"Recurring Sketches" is a sketch-writing workshop focused on creating a series of sketches, whether as part of a live or staged sketch show, webisode, or YouTube series. We'll focus on how to find a good idea that allows for a number of variations, as well as giving it a unique style.
July 25Buy Tickets
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?
July 25 - August 29Buy Tickets
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