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The Late Show with David Letterman

Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, between 53rd and 54th Sts, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212-975-5853
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Ranked #152 of 873 Attractions in New York City
Type: Performances
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Owner description: Indiana's native son hosts this off-beat, comedy talk show. Tickets must be reserved in advance through the mail. For standby ticket info call 212/247-6497 at 11 AM.

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Newport News, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were glad to score tix to see Dave before he officially retires. The thing that most impressed us was Dave's warmth and his demeanor with the audience. Before each taping, he comes out and interacts, answering a few questions and talks with the audience, he is very personable and truly a witty guy. A real class act! If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I requested tickets on a Tuesday, got the call Wednesday and attended the taping on Thursday. I had a great time enjoying the show. Dave interacts with the audience before the show and shows his abilities to improv. I had a great time and definitely recommend seeing this show before its gone. Best thing was getting to see Edward Norton.

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Oklahoma City
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92 reviews 92 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I was so excited to win tickets for the Letterman show over the phone, and the experience of actually attending the show did NOT disappoint! Yes, you have to wait in lines to get your tickets and then get into the studio but who cares! The staff does a good job of keeping you entertained and excited. To be honest,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The whole experience was great. There is some wait time between registering/getting tickets and the start of the show, but the staff does a great job of keeping everyone entertained and out of the cold. The day we went everyone (theatre pages included) went around the corner to a bar to stay out of the cold while we waited for... More

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USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you are a fan, get tickets while you can, if you can! Got lucky and saw Jim Carey. The other guest I never heard of but he was pretty funny. The band was excellent and Alan Coulter is pretty funny by the way.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Never thought I`d get the chance to go to a taping, but after years of trying to get tickets, got the call. Lots of waiting around and extreme security but you get a free comedy show from a comedy legend (Dave of course!!!), a free concert and a very memorable experience overall.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I signed up on line for tickets 2 months in advance. It takes all afternoon - you go sign up at your prescribed time, then come back a couple of hours later, get hyped up and go in. The show runs very smoothly as David and his crew follow their script. He talks to the audience before and a little... More

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent show and organisation. Everything is carefully planned and executed. A very efficient team of young people welcomed us in a very friendly manner and guided the audience through the whole procedure, from ticket application to our seats in the theatre. Very enjoyable experience all way through.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Walked by theatre on sightseeing tour. The girl outside said they had free tickets. So, went in and registered for tickets using a hand written form and providing phone and email address. Person registering people said it was a randome computer generated draw. Next step was to be interviewed by a "jerk", who really controlled who would get the tickets.... More

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

it was an amazing experience to be at the Ed Sulivan theater and see Letterman. It takes about 3 hours in total with waiting. The actual show last for about an hour and includes a lot of breaks were you have to listen to the band. We saw only one guest and the guest band during our time. That means... More

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