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Comedy and Improv theater coming to the Blackstone District

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:57:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — If you grew up watching Saturday Night Live, want to try your hand at improv or just love comedy in general...the Blackstone District will soon be your one-stop destination for all things funny.

According to a release from Big Canvas, a nonprofit with the mission of “Comedy for Everyone,” they will be opening a new comedy theater in the Blackstone District this fall.

“Big Canvas is so excited to be opening a theater and community space. We can’t wait to continue to offer the family and community comedy in a permanent home,” Lindsey Theis, Outreach Director for Big Canvas said.

They say the new space will feature a 1300-square-foot theater with room for 70 spectators and a 400-square-foot classroom and workshop area for those interested in learning from the "all volunteer staff of comedians with decades of experience."

For more information about classes, the new space, shows or to donate to their can visit their website at