How to get tickets to the best TV show tapings in NYC

Here’s how to snag tickets to these TV titans, from Good Morning America to Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Instead of waiting months for a chance at Saturday Night Live tickets, submit your online request to these equally entertaining TV show tapings in NYC. Surprise your favorite comedy club enthusiast with two free tickets to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Looking to complement your recent couples cooking class with some tips from a celebrity chef? Bring your bae to a free taping of the Rachael Ray Show. And for anyone taking acting classes, attending a taping of Inside the Actors Studio should definitely be on your NYC bucket list.

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The best TV show tapings in NYC

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway (colbert.1iota.com)

When it tapes: Although there’s some variation, tapings are usually held Monday through Friday at 5pm. Guests must arrive no later than 3:15pm.

How to get tickets: You can request up to two tickets online four to six weeks in advance.

Why go: You’ll be one of 400 people chanting “Stephen! Stephen! Stephen!” under Ed Sullivan Theater’s spectacular chandeliered dome.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

CBS Broadcast Center, 528 W 57th St (theblacklistnyc.com)

When it tapes: Wednesdays at 5:45pm. You must arrive at least 40 minutes in advance.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets via the online form.

Why go: When not being entertained by the Queen Bee herself, correspondents shower audience members with Full Frontal–>approved swag like “Nasty Woman” tees and bags.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

CBS Broadcast Center, 530 W 57th St (lastweektickets.com)

When it tapes: Sundays at 6:45pm. You must arrive at least 40 minutes in advance.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets via the online form.

Why go: You haven’t truly lived until you’ve seen a dancing zebra in person.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers

NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (1iota.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Thursday at 6:30pm. Check in between 4:45 and 5:30pm.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets online about one month in advance.

Why go: Laugh alongside A-list celebrity guests like Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Driver.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

733 11th Ave (showclix.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Thursday at 5pm. Check-in opens at 4:30pm.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets online two months in advance.

Why go: Get a chance to talk with Trevor Noah one-on-one during his 10-minute audience Q and As.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

NBC Studios, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (nbc.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Friday at 5:00pm. The audience must arrive no later than 3:45pm.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets one month in advance via the online form. Tickets are gone within two weeks (and even more quickly during the summer months).

Why go: Recent guests include Jessica Chastain, Timothée Chalamet and Justin Timberlake.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The View

The View

ABC Television Studios, 57 W 66th St (1iota.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Friday at 11am. Ticket holders must arrive at the studio by 9:30am.

How to get tickets: Request up to 15 tickets four to five weeks in advance.

Why go: Who wouldn’t want a front row seat to one of The View’s heated “Hot Topics” debates?

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live studio at the corner of 67th St and Columbus Ave (kellyandryan.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Friday at 7:45am. There’s an audience arrival time listed for booked taping.

How to get tickets: Request up to four tickets online one month in advance.

Why go: Live has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Hosts.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave (showclix.com)

When it tapes: Monday through Thursday at 6:30pm. Arrive by 5:45pm.

How to get tickets: Request up to two tickets one month in advance.

Why go: The Daily Show alum brings a bullish and pointed comedic POV on favored conservative media topics such as gun control, climate change and tax reform.

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Photograph Courtesy YouTube/The Dr. Oz Show

The Dr. Oz Show

ABC Studios, 320 W 66th St (doctoroz.com)

When it tapes: At 10am and 3pm three days a week; specific days vary. Guests must arrive at least an hour and 15 minutes before taping begins.

How to get tickets: Request up to five tickets about three weeks in advance via the online ticket request form.

Why go: One of the producers may contact you beforehand and invite you to ask Dr. Oz a health question on the show.

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