The best free comedy in the Village

No cover, $5 frozen margaritas

MON-WED: 7:30PM, 9:30PM
THU: 7:30PM, 9:30PM, 11:30PM
FRI-SAT: 6PM, 8PM, 10PM, 12AM
SUN: 6PM, 8PM, 10PM

All shows currently postponed. Stay safe, NYC!


The Lantern showcases some of the best stand-up talent in New York City. Meet the comedians who perform regularly at the Lantern:

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Upcoming Shows

Sketch Comedy

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Open Mic

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm
Friday-Sunday: 4pm
Sunday: 2pm (ladies only)

Each open mic has different hosts and different rules. Visit for more info.

Rachel, Craig, and Katie

About the Lantern

The Lantern Bar & Restaurant, located on historic Bleecker Street between Sullivan & Thompson, is an old-fashioned Greenwich Village joint harkening one back to the famous Black & Tan days of Bleecker Street.

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What is The Lantern? Is it a restaurant, a bar, or a comedy club?

It’s all three! At The Lantern, you can grab a bite, have a drink, or watch a great stand-up comedy show. You can even grab a bite and have a drink while watching a great stand-up comedy show.

What time is happy hour at The Lantern?

Happy hour at The Lantern is Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm.

Does The Lantern have daily food/drink specials?

Monday: $5 quesadillas, 2 for 1 drafts
Tuesday: $2 tacos, 2 for 1 well drinks
Wednesday: lobster night, $5 whiskey
Thursday: 50¢ wings, $10 pitchers
Friday: $5 burgers, $5 frozen margaritas
Saturday: $2 cheesesteak sliders
Sunday: $5 burgers 5-10pm

How do I buy tickets for a comedy show at The Lantern?

Comedy shows at The Lantern are free with a one-drink minimum. Seating is limited, however, and often fills up quickly, especially on weekends. If you would like us to hold a seat for you, you may make a free RSVP on Eventbrite. PLEASE NOTE, however, that you must arrive and check in with our comedy staff no later than 20 MINUTES before the scheduled show time to claim your seats. Any seats still unclaimed as of 20 minutes before the scheduled show time may be given up to our standby reservations.

How do I make reservations for a table at The Lantern’s bar/restaurant?

Call (212) 260-7993 to make reservations for a table outside the comedy room.


The Lantern is located at 167 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Alex standing outside the Lantern

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