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The Backline Comedy Theatre

Have a laugh at the Backline Comedy Theatre in Downtown Omaha!

A building with red lighting has a marquee that reads: "The Backline: Showcasing Omaha's Best Comedy Venue/Training Center"


The Backline Comedy Theatre is the best place to see local comedy right here in Omaha! From standup to improv and even sketch comedy, this is a great spot for laughs and nightlife fun downtown!


The Backline has shows nearly every Tuesday-Saturday. Whether you're looking for local showcases, open mic nights, or full sets from pro comedians, there's something on the calendar for you. Just check out their website for more info and tickets:

All of the Backline's shows are 18+ (or under with parent or guardian), and they serve beer, ciders, and hard seltzers for the 21+ crowd.


For those wanting to learn and improve their craft, the Backline also has classes, workshops, open mics, and other opportunities to get more laughs.

Backline students have gone on to make house teams at the biggest improv schools in the nation, be on national television shows and commercials, or simply use the skills they learn in their own careers, whether they are scientists or baristas.

Workshops are priced around $35, while full classes range from $200-250.


The Backline is located at 1618 Harney St. and is a perfect central location near the Old Market for a night out with dinner, drinks, and a show all within walking distance!

The theatre is open at various times Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, but be sure to double-check show and open mic times online!

Thanks to the Backline for sponsoring this post.


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