FREE Drop-In Workshop
August 27
Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*
August 27
Open Mic (Standup)**
August 27
Hardcore Happiness (Standup)
August 29
That Reminds Me... (Storytelling)
August 30
Interrogated (Improv)*
August 30 - September 20
The Arena (Improv)*
August 30 - September 20
Big Canvas (Short-Form)
August 31

Upcoming Shows

FREE Drop-In Workshop

Have you wondered if taking an improv class would be the right move but not sure if it's worth a damn or you're worth a damn? Why not take this FREE WORKSHOP and then decide afterward!

August 27
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Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*

This fast-paced show features both top local comedians and some of the best up-and-comers performing their freshest material in under an hour.

August 27
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Open Mic (Standup)**

The Backline hosts an Open Mic for standup every Tuesday at 9pm.

August 27
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Hardcore Happiness (Standup)

MYSTIC FUNK PRESENTS HARDCORE HAPPINESS - a night of intense comedy.

August 29
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That Reminds Me... (Storytelling)

Similar to Ari Shaffir’s “This Isn’t Happening,” each member of the line-up is a known performer in the community who must weave us tales of their past.

August 30
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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.

August 30 - September 20
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

August 30 - September 20
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Big Canvas (Short-Form)

Looking for the kind of improv you see on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Big Canvas performs the only short-form improv at Backline every 2nd Saturday of the month.

August 31
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Dr. Oak's Comedy Rap Battles

Do you wanna see the very best? The best there ever was?

August 31
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FLOcase (Standup)

The only all femme comedy showcase in the Omaha-Lincoln area, the FLOcase is designed to bring femme comics to the front and center of Omaha comedy.

August 31
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The Broken Magic Comedy Hour (Standup)

The Broken Magic Comedy Hour is a new comedy series brought to you by founding OK Party Member and national touring stand up comic Zach Peterson.

September 07
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Eliot Chang (standup)

Eliot Chang has recorded 2 Comedy Central Half Hour specials, and is known for his outrageous videos where he destroys hecklers.

September 07
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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