Will Dougherty Loves Company (Standup)
June 23
Double Feature (Improv)*
June 23
Intro to Improv for Teens Class
June 25
Fast N' Fresh (Standup)*
June 26 - July 31
Open Mic (Standup)**
June 26 - July 31
Instaprov (Improv)*
June 28
Kickball-Style Jam (Improv)**
June 28
Interrogated (Improv)*
June 29 - July 27

Upcoming Shows

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.

June 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.

June 23
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Intro to Improv for Teens Class

Whether you're looking to become a professional improviser or just have some fun on week nights, this is the class you need to take.

June 25
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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.

June 26 - July 31
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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?

June 26 - July 31
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Instaprov (Improv)*

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

June 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.

June 28
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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.

June 29 - July 27
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The Arena (Improv)*

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

June 29
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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 - July 14
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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.

June 30
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Harold Hour (Improv)*

Twice a month, see both Backline House Harold teams perform together! They will be performing the 'Harold' which is the basic longform improv structure taught at all major schools across the nation.

July 05 - July 19
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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