Colbert Report is located on 54th between 10th and 11th ave. This was an easier show to work with vs daily show. Tickets were gone prior to flying to NYC. We were in NYC October 3-October 9. I checked on their website October 6 and to my amazement there were tickets for the taping on October 8 (Tuesday). I quickly reserved these tickets and confirmed the email. October 8 we arrived at their studio about 4:20 and got in line. We were number 95 and 96. There was much better awning coverage and there were staff outside waiting with us. Once we entered the premises there was security to check us and a scanner. The room was large enough to accommodate at least 100 bodies. There were benches and water opposite the security check. There are restrooms as well. There were two TVS to keep us entertained. We were allowed to keep on our bags. We waited for 30-45 minutes before they ushered us into the studio. The seats were more comfortable and each seat was left a pen by the crew. The music is quite loud mind your ears. A comedian came out to hype the audience. The floor manager showed us cues to watch for throughout the show so we can holler our lungs out and laugh because we are the shows critics. Stephen Colbert appeared and the crowd went wild! He allowed a few questions prior to the taping. He was quite entertaining for us. The guest was Paul Giamatti. My husband and I agreed he’s probably so used to people cheering and hollering at him that he’s probably annoyed! In between taping the crew and Stephen would review notes and this is when the loud music returns…*sigh*. I have bad ears already. After the taping, Stephen allowed one more question before he disappeared into the back.
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