Date Night (Improv)*
December 15
Shit Show (Standup)*
November 24 - December 29
The 3-Person Competiton (Improv)*
November 30

Upcoming Shows

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.

November 24 - December 29
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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!

November 24 - December 29
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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.

November 24 - December 29
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

November 24 - December 29
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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.

November 25 - December 23
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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.

November 25
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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?

November 28 - December 26
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The 3-Person Competiton (Improv)*

This annual competition finds out which 3-person improv team is the best in Omaha!

November 30
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The 2-Person Competition (Improv)*

This year's 2-Person Improv Competition will start off with 20 teams all competing to be the top 2-person team in Omaha.

November 30
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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!

December 28
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Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**

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

November 30 - December 28
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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