NYC: TV Audiences

So, you want to be on The View??  How about The Jon Stewart Show?  Got a big crush on Stephen Colbert??  Be an audience member!!

Today Show (NBC)     
The Today show is NBC's morning news and lifestyle program. The show—featuring Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Gene Shalit, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford—tapes on the ground floor at the corner of West 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. Fans gather outside on the plaza to watch (and to try to snag some time in front of the camera).
Ticket Info: No tickets are necessary.
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves. and W. 49th and W. 50th Sts.)
Schedule: The show tapes Monday through Friday from 7 to 11am. 

The Early Show (CBS)
The Early Show, CBS's morning news and lifestyle program, reports on the issues of the day and offers viewers the chance to be on national television by joining in on the fun outdoors on the plaza. After the show, you can even go backstage and take pictures inside the studio—for free!
Ticket Info: No tickets are necessary. For more information, call 212-975-2890 or send an email to
Location: The Early Show plaza is a ground-level set located in the General Motors Building at Trump International Plaza, next to FAO Schwarz, at Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street.
Schedule: The Early Show tapes Monday through Saturday from 7 to 9am. On weekdays, weatherman Dave Price gives the forecast outside in the plaza at 8 and 8:30am. Arrive no later than 7:15am.

The Jimmy Fallon Show
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon features comedy sketches, celebrity interviews and performances from musical guests—not to mention the show's Grammy Award–winning house band, The Roots. It airs Monday through Friday at 12:35am on NBC.
Ticket Info: You can request up to four tickets in advance by calling 212-664-3056; most episodes are booked about a month before taping. NBC also distributes day-of-show standby tickets, which do not guarantee admission, under the NBC Studios marquee on the West 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. If you want standby tickets, arrive no later than 9am; standby tickets are one per person.
Show Requirements: You must be 17 or older, and you may book tickets only once every six months.
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves. and W. 49th and W. 50th Sts.)
Schedule: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tapes Monday through Friday at 5:30pm. (Arrive no later than 4:15pm.)


The Colbert Report are very hard to get tickets to...keep checking these links, and put in your email!!!

On Huckabee, former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talks politics, welcomes celebrity guests and provides lighthearted entertainment—including live music from his house band, The Little Rockers.
Ticket Info: For tickets, call 877-225-8587 or email Include the number of tickets you'd like along with your contact information.
Show Requirements: Audience members must be 18 or older. No cameras, advertisements, signs, luggage, large bags or outside food or drink are permitted in the building, but food is provided to the audience beforehand. The dress code is business casual.
Location: 133 W. 47th St. (bet. Sixth and Seventh Aves.) The studio entrance is on the 47th Street side of the building.
Schedule: Call the ticket hotline for information on upcoming taping dates and times.

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live is a live comedy and entertainment show airing at 11:30pm on Saturdays. It features celebrity guest hosts and musical performances. The show is a hot ticket among visitors and New Yorkers alike.
Ticket Info: Tickets are given out once a year through a lottery. To enter, send an email to during the month of August only. Include all contact information and do not request a specific date. One email per household allowed. Winners will each receive two tickets for a specific show date and performance (dress rehearsal or live show). You will be notified only in the event that you are selected.
Standby tickets are distributed at 7am on the West 49th Street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the mornings of the tapings. You may choose a standby ticket for either the 8pm dress rehearsal or the 11:30pm live taping. Standby tickets are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. A standby ticket does not guarantee admission.
Show Requirements: You must be 16 or older to attend. Standby-line members must remain in line at all times (aside from minimal, necessary breaks).
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves. and W. 49th and W. 50th Sts.)
Schedule: On Saturdays, arrive no later than 7:15pm for the 8pm dress rehearsal and 10:45pm for the 11:30pm live show.

Inside the Actor's Studio
James Lipton interviews entertainers at Pace University on Inside the Actors Studio, which is actually a seminar for master's degree students at the school. Episodes consist mostly of one-on-one interviews between Lipton and the guests. Shoots last up to four hours (the conversations are edited down for television).
Ticket Info: Tickets are sometimes available to the general public. Register for Pace's mailing list to find out when there are extras.
Show Requirements: You must be 18 or older to attend. No food, beverages, gum chewing, knitting or hats allowed. Those wearing clothes with writing or logos may be required to sit out of the camera shot. No cameras or cell phones allowed.
Location: Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce St. (bet. Nassau and Gold Sts.)
Schedule: There is no set schedule, but information about upcoming episodes is posted on the Pace website. Arrive one hour before showtime.