Open Mic (Standup)**
May 22 - May 29
Omaha Improv Fest
May 24 - May 27
Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*
May 29
Comedy After Dark (Standup)
June 02
Level 1 Improv Class - Intro to Improv
June 10
Level 1 Graduation Show (Improv)*
June 15 - July 27
Big Canvas (Short-Form)
June 30

Upcoming Shows

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?

May 22 - May 29
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Omaha Improv Fest

The 6th Annual Omaha Improv Fest is bigger than ever bringing in over 30 teams from New York, California, Chicago, and all over! Plus some great workshops!

May 24 - May 27
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Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*

This fast-paced show features 8 comedians performing their freshest material in a total of 45 minutes.

May 29
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Comedy After Dark (Standup)

This show is Rated R for graphic language, adult situations and possible nudity* (*not likely, but who knows!!)

June 02
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Level 1 Improv Class - Intro to Improv

Learn the basics of long-form improvisational comedy. This class will focus on taking an idea and creating 2-person scenes that are focused and are guaranteed to get laughs.

June 10
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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.

June 15 - July 27
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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.

June 30
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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