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The Late Show with David Letterman

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Address: Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, between 53rd and 54th Sts, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-975-5853
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Description: Indiana's native son hosts this off-beat, comedy talk show. Tickets must...
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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A Memorable Experience

Let me give ya the Readers Digest version of our David Letterman experience while in NYC ... A couple weeks before traveling to NYC to finish out mortuary school I had applied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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State of Bremen, Germany
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Dave's show is history by now. Very hard to believe. Years ago in spring 2009 we spent a wonderful week in NYC. By accident (not really) we found the Ed Sullivan theater and a pretty nice line of people waiting for tickets. We were happy to be picked out of the crowd and get a short interview if we know... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Posting a review seems pointless now that Dave is retiring and going off the air the week after this was written, but maybe this is how CBS will handle tickets for Stephen Colbert as well, so here it goes anyway: First of all, I'm a lifelong Dave fan and I put in for tickets on the Late Show website several... More 

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Rome, Italy
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I love that show and when I was in front of Ed Sullivan theatre it was great. Unfortunately that day Letterman wasn't there but I met Rupert and bought staff at Hello Deli. he is a nice guy. hope to come back to NY

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Flint, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

For me and my generation... the King of Late Night is David Letterman. For others the King may be Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan or Dave's replacement Steve C. Seeing Dave in person on his show has been a "Bucket List" item for me, and since Dave will be retiring soon it was "now or never". The procedure for getting tickets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Let me give ya the Readers Digest version of our David Letterman experience while in NYC ... A couple weeks before traveling to NYC to finish out mortuary school I had applied online for tickets. A few days before arriving in town I received a call from The Late Show promotions department offering two tickets. Needless to say I was... More 

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San Diego, California, Usa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I requested tickets online about a month in advance and never herd back so assumed there were none available. While in New York, a staff member from the show called, asked us a trivia question and then gave us tickets. We arrived the day of to pick them up and had to wait in line for about 45 minutes. We... More 

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tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We couldn't believe we scored tix at the last minute. AARON, vuest coordinator, was so professional, so kind, wish I could hire him. We suspect all of Dave's staff will soon be out of work. NYC managers....great staff available.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My son and I went to The Ed Sullivan Theatre at 930 to inquire about tickets for the show. The young lady I spoke with said that it was a lottery- we needed to fill out a form with basic information and names were supposedly to be drawn for that days show. After filling out the form we were shepherded... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Help staff were amazing!!!! Fun and helpful. David himself was laid back and accomodatng and the band were awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great time. Great production. New York City was a wonderful place to visit. Have a great retirement Dave.

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