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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.
  • Price: Free-$12 (average show is $5)
Additional Details - Amenities
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  • Comedy in Omaha at The Backline

    Jul 20, 2017 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)

    Jul 21, 2017 Recurring weekly on Friday

    A weekly comedy show in Omaha featuring great local improvisers and sometimes special guests. If you are familiar with the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Backline is the closest in style in the entire

  • Nerd Roast Stand Up Comedy: Mario Party

    Aug 3, 2017

    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

  • Gay AF Comedy Show

    Aug 19, 2017 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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