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How To Score Tickets To 14 Of Your Favorite TV Show Tapings In NYC

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

How To Score Tickets To 14 Of Your Favorite TV Show Tapings In NYC

What’s the point in living in NYC if you’re not going to rub shoulders with the rich and famous…or at least watch them from a studio audience?

Forget the comedy club, these tickets are FREE.

Whether you’re looking to score points with your bae, want a night out that can bring the laughs, or are in search of a truly original night out, watching your favorite TV show live might be just the ticket… but how do you GET that ticket? Here is a list of the where, when, and how to get into the studio audience of your favorite show. Enjoy!

1. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Where: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

When: Weekdays at 5:00 pm, but you’ll have to get there no later than 3:45 pm.

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets HERE. The tickets go on sale the first week of the month before (so tickets for February became available the first week of January). Must be 16 and older.

2. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Where: Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway

When: Weekdays at 5 pm, but be there no later than 3:15 pm.

Get ticketsYou can request two tickets online (four to six weeks in advance) HERE. Must be 16 and older.

3. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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Where: 733 11th Ave

When: Monday to Thursday at 5 pm, and check-in starts at 4:00 pm.

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets online (two months in advance). Must be 18 and older.

4. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

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Where: CBS Broadcast Center, 528 W 57th St

When: Wednesdays at 5:45 pm, but you should get there by 5 pm.

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets HERE. Must be 18 and older.

5. Late Night with Seth Meyers

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Where: NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza

When: Monday to Thursday at 6:30 pm, but you’ll check in between 4:45 and 5:30pm

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets online (a month in advance) HERE. Must be 16 and older.

6. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Where: CBS Broadcast Center, 530 W 57th St

When: Sundays at 6:45 pm, but you need to be there by 6.

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets HERE.

7. Saturday Night Live

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Where: 30 Rockefeller Center

When: Distribution of standby tickets starts at 7am on Saturday, but most people are on line starting Friday night! If you get standby tickets, you will need to arrive by 7pm for the dress rehearsal and 10:30pm for the LIVE show.

Get tickets: You can enter a once-a-year lottery by emailing Snltickets@nbcuni.com during the month of August. If you miss that, you’ll have to try the old-fashioned way: standing on line at 48th St and the South plaza for a standby card (distributed at 9am on Saturday before the show). You’ll choose a standby card for either the 8pm dress rehearsal or 11:30pm live broadcast. Read more about the process here.

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8. The View

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Where: ABC Television Studios, 57 W 66th St

When: Weekdays at 11 am, but you’ll have to be there by 9:30 am.

Get ticketsRequest up to 15 tickets (around a month to two weeks in advance) HERE. Must be 16 and older.

9. Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Where: Live studio at the corner of 67th St and Columbus Ave

When: Weekdays at 7:45 am, and you’ll receive check-in info when you request tickets.

Get ticketsRequest up to four tickets (a month in advance) HERE. Must be 16 and older.

10. The Dr. Oz Show

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Where: ABC Studios, 320 W 66th St

When: At 10am and 3pm three days a week (days vary). You must arrive at least an hour and 15 minutes the taping begins.

Get ticketsRequest up to five tickets (three weeks in advance) HERE. Must be 18 and older.

11. Good Morning America

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Where: 1500 Broadway at 44th St

When: Weekdays from 7 to 9 am. Check-in opens at 5:30 am to 6:30 am.

Get ticketsYou can request up to 10 tickets online HERE.

12. Inside the Actors Studio

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Where: Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce St

When: Dates are announced via the mailing list you subscribe to for tickets.

Get tickets: Submit (up to two) ticket requests by emailing insidetheactorstudio@pace.edu. More info here.

13. The Wendy Williams Show

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Where: 221 W 26th St

When: Monday to Thursday at 10am, you have to be there 2 hours before the taping begins.

Get ticketsYou can request up to four tickets (six weeks in advance) HERE.

14. Rachael Ray Show

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Where: 221 W 26th St

When: Tuesday to Thursday at 11 am, 2:30 pm and 4 pm. Be there an hour before taping begins.

Get ticketsYou can request up to four tickets online HERE.

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