Catch a live taping of the Late Show with David Letterman at the Ed Sullivan Theater (Flickr: Solo, with others)

 
Catch a free taping of the Late Show with David Letterman

 

 

Well the worst kept secret in late night is out. Conan O'Brien wil be leaving the Tonight Show Friday night after just a seven month visit. Starting March 1st, Jay Leno, the man who held the throne at 11:35pm for 17 years, will make his controversial return.

 

With Conan signing off from NBC and Leno taking a
break until after the winter Olympics, the late night picture is looking pretty thin these days.
But fortunately if you plan to visit New York in the near future, there are still two worthwhile funny men making audiences laugh on a daily basis.

 

Both the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon” offer free tickets to their guests, and in an expensive city
like the Big Apple, getting something for nothing is always a good (and rare) thing.

 

Here is the basic information on how you can check out either show live:

 

Late Show with David Letterman tapes shows Monday through
Thursday at the Ed Sullivan Theater, which is located at 1697 Broadway between
West 53rd and 54th street.
 

 

You can submit an online ticket request or make a reuqest in person weekdays between 9:30am-12pm and weekends 10am-6pm.

 

You can also call 212-247-6497 at 11am the day of the show for possible standby tickets.

 

Although you can submit three dates in which you are
available to attend, tickets are awarded randomly. When you
are called about the tickets be prepared to answer a “Late Night” trivia question –
don’t worry it is very simple. You must be 18 years or older to attend a
taping.

 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tapes Monday through Friday at
30 Rockefeller Plaza.

 

You can request tickets by calling 212-664-3056. Tickets are
booked about one month in advance and you can only request up to four tickets
every six months. You must be 17 years or older to attend a taping.

 

Often times last minute tickets are made available to the
public and tweeted on the Late Night’s twitter page. To obtain possible standby
tickets, arrive no later than 9am the
day of the taping under the “NBC Studies” marquee located on the 49th
street side of Rockefeller
Center.

 

Flickr: Solo, with others

One Response

  1. Mary Ann McCormick

    Visiting New York City for the first time in 11 years this summer and after reading this story decided to request tickets to both shows. With NYC being so expensive I think two free shows will help ease my husband’s stress on how much I plan to spoend that week on hotel and restaurants.

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