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The Backline Comedy Theatre

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A home for all comedy in Omaha. Improv, Standup, and Sketch. Whether you're looking for game-based longform improv(UCB-style,) standup, or sketch comedy, you'll find Nebraska's best comedians every Thu-Sat downtown, just outside the Old Market. Mostly adult-humor, both silly and smart, plus some of the cheapest beer downtown. (This is also our Training Center, for those interested in learning improv and sketch.)

Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Tue (8-11) Thu (8-11) Fri (8-12) Sat (7-12)
  • Price: Most shows are $3-$8. No drink limit.
  • Season: Year-Round
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Rental Price - Rental
  • Rental Price: $25-200
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  • Comedy in Omaha at The Backline

    Sep 20, 2018 Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Primarily long-form improv, we also host standup shows, short-form improv shows, and occasionally sketch shows. Our premiere show is INTERROGATED every Friday at 10pm.

  • Interrogated (Improv)

    Sep 21, 2018 Recurring weekly on Friday

    A weekly fast-paced and adult-friendly improv show where the audience is asked to confess stories from a time where you got away with something. Backline's finest improvisers create scenes based off

  • Comedy After Dark

    Oct 6, 2018 Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday

    Chuck, Bill and their blameworthy friends are hosting a night of dirty comedy and wild stories. If this sounds like you'd like, let's make this happen. The show is 21+ and is meant for mature and

  • New Stuff with Brad Stewart

    Oct 6, 2018

    A stand up comedy with comedian Brad Stewart brings together some of his favorite local and touring comedians as they perform their best new material. Comedy doesn't get any fresher than this." New

  • Broad Perspective - Improv Show

    Oct 11, 2018

    Broad Perspective is a new show that invites all women, womyn, female-identifying, and gender-queer folks to band together for a monthly night of hilarity, silliness, comedy, and a great time. Two

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