1. 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.