Upcoming Shows

Omaha Improv Fest

The 5th Annual Omaha Improv Fest is bigger than ever bringing in 35 teams from New York, California, Chicago, and all over! Plus the top improv coaches in the nation!

May 25 - May 28
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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.

June 01
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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.

June 01
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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 01 - June 29
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Harold Hour (Improv)*

Every 1st and 3rd Fridays, see both Backline House Harold teams perform together!

June 02 - June 16
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The Sitcom (Improv)*

Check out our very own improvised sitcom as well as two great house teams performing a structure called The Harold.

June 02
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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 02 - June 30
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

June 02 - June 30
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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.

June 03
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Comedy After Dark (Standup)*

The edgiest standup show at Backline, make sure not to come if adult humor rubs you the wrong way.

June 03
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Structured Chaos (Improv)*

You could say that all improv is just structured chaos, and you'd be correct, so we double down on that every 2nd Thursday at 8pm!

June 08
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Date Night (Improv)*

Check out three of the best 2-person improv teams Omaha has to offer every 2nd Thursdays at 8:30pm!

June 08
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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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