Three the Hardway (Standup)*
January 23 - February 27
Open Mic (Standup)**
January 23 - January 30
Sweet Story Time (Improv)*
January 25 - February 22
A Night Out w/ Jon Herman (Variety)*
January 25
Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**
January 25
Shit Show (Standup)*
January 26 - February 23
Power Hour (Standup)*
January 26 - February 23
Interrogated (Improv)*
January 26

Upcoming Shows

Three the Hardway (Standup)*

A unique and completely improvised comedy show where comics interact with the crowd as our hosts derail their set. Hosted by Matthew Blevins, Haley Raven, and Jeremy Plumb.

January 23 - February 27
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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?

January 23 - January 30
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Sweet Story Time (Improv)*

Settle in kids, it's story time. Sit down criss-cross applesauce to hear your favorite stand ups and improvisors tell tales from their lives, and see those stories come to life.

January 25 - February 22
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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!

January 25
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Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**

Every 4th Thursday anyone can hop up on stage and improvise with Backline alum and students.

January 25
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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.

January 26 - February 23
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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!

January 26 - February 23
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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.

January 26
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

January 26
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Aubree Sweeney (Standup)

Nationally touring comedian, Aubree Sweeney, is back in Nebraska. Aubree can be spotted performing in clubs all over Los Angeles, such as The Ice House, The Comedy Store and Flappers.

January 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.

January 27 - February 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.

January 27 - February 24
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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