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The Backline Comedy Theatre

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The best local comedy in Omaha. Improv, Standup, and Sketch. Whether you're looking for standup, improv, or sketch comedy, you'll find Nebraska's best comedians every week downtown, just outside the Old Market. Adult-humor, great atmosphere, plus some of the best beer prices downtown. (This is also our Training Center, for those interested in learning improv and sketch.)

Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Tue (7-10) Wed (7-10) Fri (7-11) Sat (7-11)
  • Price: Weekend Shows- $10 /Weekday- FREE - No drink limit.
  • Season: Year-Round
Additional Details - Amenities
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Rental Price - Rental
  • Rental Price: $25-200
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Facility Info
  • Description Small, intimate theater with a stage.
  • Largest Room 1200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3000
  • Space Notes We also offer team building workshops and corporate training.
  • Theatre Capacity 42
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 42
  • The ARENA at The Backline

    May 14, 2021 Recurring weekly on Friday
    The ARENA is Omaha's #1 improve competition, pitting together two improve teams to find out which Omaha team is the best. Each competition is followed by a performance by previous champions who get
  • Backline Open Mic

    Jul 27, 2022 - Jul 19, 2023 Recurring weekly on Wednesday
    Brooke Barsell & Todd Dylan host The Backline Open Mic (standup). Each comedian will be allowed 4 minutes, and names will be drawn from a hat for those who show up before 8pm, people who show up
  • Just Relax Comedy: A Night of Laughter

    Sep 9, 2022 - Jul 14, 2023
    Just Relax Comedy presents A Night of Laughter. Enjoy a night of great stand up comedy from the Just Relax crew, featuring a new comedian each month joining them for an hour of excellent
  • Power Hour at The Backline Comedy Theatre

    Mar 18, 2022 Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
    The Backline Comedy Theaters Power hour is packed with Nebraska’s greatest comedians doing their BEST material. Each comedian only has three minutes to impress the crowd, and land the chance to come