A lot of us sit down after a long day at work and relax to some of TV’s finest primetime television shows. While some of us enjoy shows like “Get Late Night” others enjoy “Emeril Live”. What most TV watchers don’t know, is that these shows are taped live, daily in New York City. So next time you take advantage of cheap flights to New York City, skip the attractions and sit down to watch your favorite show tape live before it even airs for the rest of the world!
The Today Show airs daily in Rockefeller Center. Travelers flying in on the cheapest airline can watch the show live since there are no tickets needed. The only catch is you have to show up significantly early in order to get a good spot, and also perhaps see yourself on TV. Most watchers that get their faces on the camera show up at 4:00am and sometimes earlier. So make sure to arrive early. Stay to the southeast corner, so that you are not blocked by the anchors themselves. No matter what, keep a bright and shining smile, since these are the types of people cameras love to capture for the Today Show.
Saturday Night Live
Travelers coming in on flights to New York City love to see tapings of Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, the only time of year you can request tickets are via email in August. Well past August? Don’t worry! You can attempt to get stand-by tickets to the live taping by showing up at 7:00am at NBC Studios. If you get there in time, you can catch stand-by tickets to the dress rehearsal or even the live taping that night at 11:00pm.
Travelers coming in on air flights to New York City for the dining experience often want to see the live taping of Emeril Live. Tickets for the show are done yearly by a lottery system; however, in the event a lottery winner does not show up, stand-by tickets are available to those that do. Show up to the tapings early at the The Cooking Channel studio to see if you are lucky enough to grab up one of those seats.
Late Show With David Letterman
If you want to tickle your funny bone and witness Alan Kalter present his snappy monologue in person, do visit the sets of Late Show With David Letterman. One of the most watched talk shows, Late Show admits people above 18 years of age. To book tickets, call 212-247-6497 starting 11:00 am the same day you want to visit the studio. You would be quizzed a little about the show and if you answer it correctly, you can collect the tickets one hour before the shooting begins.
The Daily Show
Winner of 16 Emmy Awards and popular with a massive following, Daily Show's shooting is what you would want to see if politics satires interest you and you want to be awe-struck by Jon Stewart's spontaneity . To get the tickets, you can simply write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow up. The studio is located at 733 11th Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets. Be there in time and see audience go in splits while the brilliant Jon puts on a hilarious gig.
Other stand-up shows that you may check out while looking for options are 20/20, The Early Show, Extra, The Colbert Report, Dateline NBC, Dr. Oz, Fox and Friends, Good Day New York, Good Morning America, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Martha, The Nate Berkus Show, One Life to Live, Rachael Ray, Saturday Night Live, Today, The Wendy Williams Show.
So, if you want to see yourself in the same frame as your favorite hosts, book cheap tickets to New York city now and be one of the few lucky ones to get their five minutes of fame!