Here’s how to get FREE tickets to the most popular late night shows, including to rehearsals, and the rules for studio admission.
All shows have strict policies to prevent the FREE tickets from being sold, and to prevent fights on the line for standby tickets or studio seating.
Dress appropriately, since you might be on TV during audience shots.
All shows reserve the right to deny you admission, even with a ticket, if you are dressed inappropriately for TV or appear to be “under the influence”.
You will have to pass airport-like security for some shows, including showing a valid photo ID with proof of age
Children under 16 are not permitted (18 for some shows) regardless whether a parent or other adult accompanies them.
While smartphones, tablets and other recording devices are permitted, they may not used during a taping.
You will be ejected from the audience for using an electronic device for any reason during a taping. Save your selfies or texting for before or after the taping.
Perhaps most important, some shows do not guarantee admission even with a ticket, so do not book airline tickets based on a ticket for a TV show taping that may not materialize.
That being said, here’s how to get tickets to the most popular late night TV shows: