Date Night (Improv)*
December 15
Shit Show (Standup)*
December 29

Upcoming Shows

Cards of Destiny (Improv)*

A team of improvisers will each pick one card at a time, each card assigned to a different challenge. They will get a chance to succeed with this challenge and if they do, they go on to the next round.

December 14
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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.

December 14 - December 29
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Cheap Prizes (Game Show)*

The best and only live monthly game show right here in Omaha and hosted by Dusty Stehl!

December 15
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Date Night (Improv)*

Check out three of the best 2-person improv teams Omaha has to offer every 3rd Friday at 9pm!

December 15
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

December 15 - December 29
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88improv (Improv)

88improv has been performing long and short-form improv since 2003 and now perform their family friendly shows every 3rd Saturdays of the month at 8pm.

December 16
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Late Night at The Backline (Variety)

Featuring stand up comedy, sketch comedy, improv, live music, and whatever else we can fit on stage at the Backline, this hour-long show is guaranteed to entertain you for better or for worse!

December 16
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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.

December 19
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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?

December 19 - December 26
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Level 1 Graduation Show (Improv)*

Check out the latest group to go through the Level 1 Course. They spend 7 weeks learning improv and preparing to perform. These shows are always great to watch whether family, friend, or stranger!

December 21
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Harold Hour (Improv)*

Twice a month, see both Backline House Harold teams perform together! They will be performing the 'Harold' which is the basic longform improv structure taught at all major schools across the nation.

December 21
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WOW! That's What I Call Improv Vol. 1*

This show will feature 3 practicing Omaha improv teams every 3rd Thursday at 8pm!

December 21
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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