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The Backline Comedy Theatre


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: Thursdays-Saturdays every week (Open Mics on Tuesdays)
  • Price: Most shows are $3-$5
Additional Details - Amenities
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Additional Details - Menu
Rental Price - Rental
  • Rental Price: $25-200
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  • Comedy in Omaha at The Backline

    Apr 26, 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)

    Apr 27, 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. Maybe you stole a brownie from a roommate, or spun

  • The Nerd Roast (Stand-Up): The Princess Bride

    May 4, 2018

    The Nerd Roast is a specialty stand up comedy show featuring some of the area's most talented comedians and improvisers performing as characters from pop culture, history, sports, and more in a battle

  • Comedy After Dark

    May 5, 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

  • Gay AF Comedy Show

    May 19, 2018 Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday

    The Omaha comedy scene is supportive of every lifestyle and type of person. Check out this all-LGBT lineup every 3rd Saturday of the month.

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