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Everyone's comments are helpful but here is a suggestion I wish I knew before we attended. We had... read more

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Colbert and the whole crew put on a great show. The musicians were ultra talented, the guests were... read more

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Reviewed yesterday

Everyone's comments are helpful but here is a suggestion I wish I knew before we attended. We had 4 people in our group and 2 of us registered on the website months ahead for a chance to request 2 tickets each. We followed the website...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shelly1710
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Colbert and the whole crew put on a great show. The musicians were ultra talented, the guests were amazing and the staff were top notch. It was also great to be in such an historic building! Colbert also was funny and genuine. My only negative...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UMsand04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun show to watch! We signed up to get free tickets to the Late Show and were put on a wait list. Several weeks later we received an email stating that we had been approved, so we quickly signed up for the free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andreaxgau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Received General Admission Access, but limited to 2 people per request so difficult when travelling with 2 couples, but both accepted, so all 4 of us were luckily in (or might have been 2 divorces from the ensuing fights over tickets. ;-) - General Admission...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 699keithc
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I live in upstate NY, so was able to take a day trip on Metro North. It means I could just get there for the day that I was able to get tickets. You apply on 1iota, have to set up an account. If you have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank PriusOwner2
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We really wanted to see the Late Show when we go to NYC in the middle of November so I haunted the web site until they posted shows for when we were going to be there. I registered, finding I could only get two tickets,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank hobbes63069
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I have been a fan of Stephen Colbert for over 15 years, so scoring tickets to a taping was definitely on my must-do list for my first trip to New York. I began checking the show website several weeks in advance to get an idea...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank megelizah
Reviewed 23 October 2018

If you have the time ... get tickets to the late show with Stephen Colbert! Just sitting in the Ed Sullivan theatre is an experience if you have the opportunity to view the stained glass ceiling. The show itself is a nite to remember with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tripper09
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One of the hightlights of my stay in New York! We had to wait in line for hours but it was nice to chat with people who were also waiting. Once inside expect a lot of clapping and yelling. My fitbit thought I had walked...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Borrieborrie
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I had a wonderful time Colbert had a insightful and funny monologue, In addition he had great guests. I also have to say that the band blew me away. Especially when he band members were highlighted playing their instruments solo within the context of a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Niki M
13 October 2018|
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Response from JayneH718 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a dress code. If you want to get picked to sit in the front row dress like it.
Suzanne L
3 September 2018|
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Response from bugmuffin2016 | Reviewed this property |
We went in July. We had priority seating and got in line @ 3:00. Worked well for us. Not too long outside. They let you in around 4, then you stand in line in the inside lobby area for about another hour. People with general... More