How To Score TV Studio Tickets In New York City

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New York may not be L.A. when it comes to attending live broadcasts of TV shows, but it’s at least a close second (followed by Chicago, Miami, and surprisingly Tulsa — it’s true, look it up). Here are some of my picks and how to score tickets.

For those of you looking for a little political satire, both The Daily Show and the Colbert Report are taped in New York. For the best chance, follow their Twitter feeds for ticket alerts (@DailyTix).

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Colbert Report

If you’re looking for some late-night action, both Letterman and Jimmy Fallon tape shows all week, and SNL goes live beginning in the fall and lasts through the winter.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Show with David Letterman

For SNL, stand-by tickets are distributed at 7 a.m. on the 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings for both the 8 p.m. dress rehearsal and the 11:30 p.m. live taping.

Saturday Night Live

If you are a stronger person than I, there are several other options such as The Rachel Ray Show, The Tyra Banks Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Live! With Regis and Kelly, and, gulp, The View.

For a full list of links on scoring tickets for these shows as well as a few others, check out NewYorkology here.

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