If you're going to be taking a trip to New York City sometime soon, then you need to have a plan. Instead of just seeing a Broadway show and then going home, you should see some television tapings as well. Here are a few TV shows you can see for free live in NYC, so you don't have to waste too much money on your vaycay:
1. Live with Kelly
You can request tickets for Live With Kelly on Live With Kelly. Of course, even if you don't get tickets, you can always arrive at the studio a few hours before the show and stand on the stand-by line. I've done it multiple times and have never gotten turned away. If you're going to be in the area, then you might as well take a chance and see if you can watch any topnotch celebrities!
2. Seth Meyers
You can get tickets to Seth's late night show by going to NBC. However, even if you aren't able to get tickets to the show you want, you can always get a stand-by ticket by arriving in line "no later than 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the taping. " Just remember that you have to be sixteen or older in order to see the show!
3. Jimmy Fallon
This is another late night show that you have to be at least sixteen in order to see. If you want tickets, then you should head to NBC. Of course, there are also stand-by tickets that are available that just might get you into the show you want to see.
4. The Chew
Do you love food? Then you should check out ABC for information. It's taped every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9AM and 12:15. The best part? You only have to be fourteen to get into this taping.
5. Inside the Actors Studio
As you know, this show is filmed primarily for film students. That means that all of the reserved seating is going to be for students of Pace University. However, there is a stand-by line "which forms outside the Schimmel Center entrance at 3 Spruce Street." There's always a chance that you'll be one of the lucky few who actually end up with a ticket!
6. Rachael Ray
If you want tickets to see this celeb chef in action, then all you have to do is fill out a form on the Rachael Ray Show website. However, the dress code for this show is a little strict. You're required to wear solid, jewel-toned colors. If you don't do as instructed, then you might get turned away, even if you already have a ticket. So make sure you dress your best!
7. Saturday Night Live
Even though tickets for SNL are free, they're a little difficult to get your hands on. Not everyone who wants a ticket will get one. You'll have to sign up for a ticket lottery instead, which means you have a chance of eventually getting a ticket. Of course, you can always take the NBC Studio Tour in order to get a glimpse of the SNL set. You'll just have to pay a fee for it.
The next time you go to NYC, you'll be able to see some celebrities! What show have you been dying to see in person?