FREE Drop-In Workshop
October 23 - November 13
Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*
October 23 - November 13
Open Mic (Standup)**
October 23 - November 13
Test Kitchen (Improv)*
October 25
Instaprov (Improv)*
October 25
Do What You Want (Improv Jam)**
October 25
Biscuits (Improv)
October 26
The Arena (Improv)*
October 26

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!

October 23 - November 13
Buy Tickets
Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*

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

October 23 - November 13
Buy Tickets
Open Mic (Standup)**

The Backline hosts 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?

October 23 - November 13
Buy Tickets
Test Kitchen (Improv)*

Price and Cory’s Comedy Test Kitchen is an experiment in structure and technology.

October 25
Buy Tickets
Instaprov (Improv)*

Some of Backline's finest improvisers will bring audience members up to share their Instagram page for the whole audience to see.

October 25
Buy Tickets
Do What You Want (Improv Jam)**

You can do whatever you want in this jam. Want to do a solo piece for 3 minutes? Cool. Want to get a huge group of people on stage to all act like squirrels and they can't speak, whatever.

October 25
Buy Tickets
Biscuits (Improv)

This bad-ass group of seven improviser started of as a Backline House Harold team and graduated into on of the funniest teams in Omaha.

October 26
Buy Tickets
The Arena (Improv)*

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

October 26
Buy Tickets
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.

October 26
Buy Tickets
Cards of Destiny (Improv)*

The closest thing to a party that you've ever seen out of an improv show!

October 26
Buy Tickets
LIVE! @ The Backline (Sketch)

Omaha's #1 live sketch comedy show is back this October 27th ft special guest Matt Geiler and musical guest The Shineys! TWO SHOWS - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

October 27
Buy Tickets
Dive Bar (Improv)*

Dive Bar is the only show where you can watch improvisers get actively drunk on stage as they perform for your amusement!

November 01
Buy Tickets

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