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How do I get tickets to my favorite show?

So you want tickets to a TV show in NYC, huh? Well, you're going to need three things: planning, patience, and persistence. To attend a live taping of your favorite TV show, you'll most likely have to submit an online ticket request to the show's website. Tickets are distributed randomly, and you usually can't attend a live taping of a TV show in New York more than once per season. Some TV shows will allow you to request tickets by postcard, and many offer same-day tickets to the first people to stand in line outside the studio (this kind of seating is called "standby seating"). Even if you have tickets, it's wise to arrive early, as studios occasionally overbook and seating is provided on a first come, first served basis.

Here are a few quick tips on attending a live taping:

  • Bring a photo ID.
  • Bring your tickets (or your e-mail confirmation, if applicable).
  • Dress appropriately (avoid busy patterns and the color white). Check for studio dress codes.
  • Show up early.
  • Don't request tickets more than once per season.

Below you will find all the information you need about taping schedules, ticketing policies, and age requirements.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tapes Mon.-Thurs. at 4pm EST. To request tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, visit the Daily Show website. Same-day tickets to the live taping of The Daily Show are available online, but reservations do not guarantee admittance. Ticket holders should arrive at the studio no later than 2:30pm. The show itself is filmed at this address:

The Daily Show Tickets
NEP Studio 52
733 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

The Early Show

The Early Show

The Early Show

The Early Show tapes Mon.-Sat. from 7am-9am EST. To request tickets to The Early Show, call 212-975-2515 or submit an e-mail ticket request to brguest@cbsnews.com. There is no age requirement for guests of The Early Show. If you get tickets to the live taping of The Early Show, arrive no later than 7:15am.

The Early Show Tickets
59th Street & Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actor's Studio tapes sporadically, as live tapings of Inside the Actors Studio are subject to each guest's availability. To request tickets to Inside the Actors Studio, contact Pace University at insidetheactorsstudio@pace.edu. Standby tickets are available. Arrive 30 minutes to an hour before showtime. Note that you must be at least 18 years old to attend a live taping of Inside the Actors Studio.

Inside the Actors Studio Tickets
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace University
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038

Live with Regis and Kelly

Live with Regis and Kelly

Live with Regis and Kelly

Live with Regis and Kelly tapes Mon.-Fri. from 9am-10am EST. Expect a 12-month wait for tickets. To ensure that you get tickets for your preferred date, submit your ticket request at least six to eight weeks in advance. Include multiple back-up dates. Tickets are mailed approximately one to three weeks prior to the taping date. Ticket holders should plan to be at the studio by or before 8am EST. If you can't request tickets in advance, try the standby line on the southeast corner of West 67th Street and Columbus Avenue. Arrive early (around 7am), as those in the standby line are seated on a first come, first served basis. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and children under 10 are not permitted to attend a live taping of Regis and Kelly. To request tickets to Live with Regis and Kelly, send a postcard or regular-sized envelope with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and your preferred date(s) to this address:

Live with Regis and Kelly Tickets
Ansonia Station
P.O. Box 230777
New York, NY 10023-0777
(212) 456-3054

The Martha Stewart Show

The Martha Stewart Show

The Martha Stewart Show

The Martha Stewart Show tapes Mon.-Fri. from 10am-11am EST. To request tickets to The Martha Stewart Show, complete a request form on the Martha Stewart Show website. Shows are typically booked a month in advance. To attend a live taping of Martha Stewart, you must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian (limit one minor per adult). Standby tickets to Martha are available at the following address:

Martha Stewart Tickets
Chelsea Studios
221 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

The Maury Povich Show

Tickets to The Maury Povich Show are no longer available. Formerly, the live taping of Maury was held Tues.-Thurs. at 10:30am and 1pm at the address below. The Maury Show is now filmed in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Maury Povich Show Tickets
15 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001

The People's Court

The People's Court

The People's Court

The Peoples Court tapes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (the studio will inform you of exact taping times when you receive your tickets). Tickets to a live taping of The People's Court should be requested a month in advance. To request tickets to The People's Court live taping, call 888-780-8587 or send a postcard with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and your preferred date(s) to this address:

The People's Court Tickets
401 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The Ricki Lake Show

Tickets to The Ricki Lake Show are no longer available. Until 2004, when the show went off the air, tapings were held Wed.-Thurs. at 3pm and 5pm and Friday at 1pm and 3pm. The live taping of The Ricki Lake Show was filmed at the following address:

The Ricki Lake Show Tickets
Chelsea Studios
221 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Sally Jessy Raphael

Tickets to Sally Jesse Raphael are no longer available. Until 2002, when the show went off the air, tapings were held Mon.-Wed. at 12pm and 3pm. The live taping of Sally Jessy Raphael was filmed at the following address:

Sally Tickets
15 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001

The Today Show

The Today Show

The Today Show

Today Show broadcasts live Mon.-Fri. from 7am-11am EST. There is no age requirement for guests of The Today Show. Signs, hats, and clothing must not endorse any kind of business or product and should not have web addresses printed on them. To attend a live taping of The Today Show, show up early (around 6am) at the kiosks at this address:

The Today Show Tickets
NBC Studios
49th Street & 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10036

The View

The View

The View

The View tapes live Mon.-Thurs. from 11am-12pm EST. Ticket holders should arrive at the studio, at 320 West 66th Street, by 9:30am. This is imporant, as ticket distribution may be in excess of studio capacity, and the studio operates on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are mailed three weeks prior to the taping date. As of 2011, there is a 12- to 24-month wait for tickets. Note that if you do not have tickets, you may still try your luck in The View standby line. To attend a live taping of The View, you must be at least 16 years of age. To request tickets, complete a request form on The View website or send a postcard with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and your preferred date(s) to this address:

The View Tickets
320 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire typically tapes Tues.-Thurs. between 12:30pm and 3:30pm EST. Tickets are only available in the summer. To request tickets to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, complete a request form on the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire website. Standby tickets are available. You must be at least 18 years old to attend a live taping of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. 

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Tickets
30 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 456-1494

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The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report tapes Mon.-Thurs. at 5:30pm EST. To request tickets to The Colbert Report, visit the Colbert Report website. Expect a ten-month wait for tickets to The Colbert Report. Same-day tickets to the live taping of The Colbert Report are available online, but reservations do not guarantee admittance. Ticket holders should arrive at the studio no later than 4pm. The show itself is filmed at this address:

The Colbert Report Tickets
NEP Studio 54
513 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019

The Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show

Dr. Oz Show tapes Mon.-Thurs. at 10am and 3pm EST. To request tickets to The Dr. Oz Show, call the NBC Ticket Line at 212-664-3056, Option 4, between 9am and 5pm. If you can't request tickets in advance, try the standby line at the address below (arrive at least two hours early). Admission to The Dr. Oz Show is on a first come, first served basis, as ticket distribution may be in excess of studio capacity. You must be at least 18 years old to attend a live taping of Dr. Oz Show. Don't forget to dress appropriately (bright or jewel-toned colors; no zany patterns, no white).

The Dr. Oz Show Tickets
NBC Studios
49th Street & 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10036

Good Morning America

Good Morning America

Good Morning America

Good Morning America broadcasts live Mon.-Fri. from 7am-9am EST. There is no age requirement for guests of Good Morning America. To request tickets to Good Morning America, contact the audience coordinator at 212-930-7855 or complete a request form on the Good Morning America website. If you can't request tickets in advance, try the Good Morning America standby line at 44th Street and Broadway. The show itself is filmed at this address:

Times Square Studios
1500 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tapes Mon.-Fri. from 5:30pm-6:30pm EST. Expect a one-month wait for tickets. You must be at least 17 years old to attend a live taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. To request tickets to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, call 212-664-3056. Special audience seating is available for those primarily interested in the musical acts. If you can't request tickets in advance, try the standby line at 49th Street and 30 Rockefeller Plaza, beneath the NBC Studios marquee. Arrive no later than 9am.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tickets
NBC Studios
49th Street & 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10036

The Montel Williams Show

Tickets to The Montel Williams Show are no longer available. Until 2008, when the show went off the air, the live taping of The Montel Williams Show was held Tues.-Thurs. at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm, at the following address:

The Montel Williams Show Tickets
Unitel Studios
433 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

The Rachel Ray Show

The Rachel Ray Show

The Rachel Ray Show

Rachel Ray Show tapes Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12pm and 4pm EST. To request tickets to The Rachel Ray Show, complete a request form on the Rachel Ray website. Arrive two hours early, as ticket distribution may be in excess of studio capacity, and the studio operates on a first come, first served basis. Dress appropriately (business-casual attire). If you can't request tickets in advance, try the standby line at the address below (arrive at least two hours early). You must be at least 16 years old to attend a live taping of Rachel Ray.

The Rachel Ray Show Tickets
222 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live tapes live on Saturday at 11:30pm EST, with an 8pm dress rehearsal. To attend a live taping of SNL, send an e-mail in the month of August only to snltickets@nbcuni.com. Include your name, address, phone number, and preferred e-mail address. Do not request a specific date. If you're selected, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. To attend a live taping of Saturday Night Live, you must be at least 16 years old. Note that entering the lottery does not guarantee tickets. If you don't want to participate in the SNL ticket lottery, you can always try your luck at the Saturday Night Live standby line at the address below. Show up early, around 7am, as standby tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday Night Live Tickets
NBC Studios
49th Street & 30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10036

The Late Show with David Letterman

The Late Show with David Letterman

The Late Show with David Letterman

The Late Show with David Letterman tapes Mon.-Wed. at 5:30pm EST and Thursday at 4:30pm and 7pm EST. Expect a nine-month wait for tickets. You must be at least 18 years old to attend a live taping of The Late Show with David Letterman. To request tickets to The Late Show, complete a request form on the Late Show website or submit an in-person request to the address below. The lobby is open Mon.-Thurs. 9:30am-12pm and Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm. Do not line up earlier than 9am.

Late Show Tickets
The Ed Sullivan Theater
1697 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show tapes Mon.-Thurs. at 10am EST, with a second taping on Thursday at 1:30pm EST. To request tickets to Wendy Williams, complete a request form on the Wendy Williams website. If you can't request tickets in advance, try the standby line at the address below (arrive at least two hours early). Also, if you get tickets to The Wendy Williams Show, dress stylishly (think bright colors; avoid floral patterns and the color white). You must be at least 18 years old to attend a live taping of Wendy Williams. 

Wendy Williams Tickets
433 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019