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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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Owner description: Popular Comedy Central show is taped daily (except Fridays) at The Daily Show studios.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Just plain go there, its worth queuing for! Just find the Twitterfeed for quick access to the tickets, you have at most a 10 minute window to book the tickets once they are released!

The show...we had a boring main guest, it was freezing cold outside - still amazing fun, John was great and friendly and this was the highlight of the US trip!

Thank JonasInNYC
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Fun show to watch being taped. Long process involved to get in. Reserved tickets online and then waited in line to get a number. Tickets are distributed around 2:30, but on a Thursday, we showed up at 1:15 and were already number 14 in line. Some with reserved tickets that showed up around 2:00 pm were denied entrance as they were already full. After receiving a number you are asked to return around 4:20, with taping actually taking place around 6:20. A long process but well worth it.

3  Thank christina15000
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

If you know when you will be going to NYC, reserve tickets online. We showed up 1 hour before distribution began and ended up with tickets 24-25. Our seats were third row center. Don't even think about using your phone/camera inside. The woman behind us had hers taken away because they saw her taking pics. One word of warning, it is VERY loud during the warm up. There is a lot of waiting around, but it is what you make of it. Listen to the staff and you will have a good time. Jon Stewart really engages with the audience.

2  Thank MrNjorl
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

I had to follow @dailytix on Twitter to score tickets for taping. They seem to go INSANELY quick. Like...minutes. I was, however, lucky enough to log on to the website not 60 seconds after two tickets were listed for our vacation date. Lucky day!

I don't agree with the people complaining about the waiting. Show up early? They TELL YOU to show up at 2:30. 15 minutes early is on time as far as I'm concerned. We were then told to come back at 4:30 (we did a similar thing with Letterman too so I gather this is a pretty standard setup for show tapings).

Security is extremely strict however. They even looked in the part of my camera case that holds my USB cards. Was a bit excessive IMO.

The show is for adults. The warm up comedian was a little raunchy and, IMO, not very funny. Didn't matter though, there was a definite feeling of Esprix d'Corps in the crowd after everyone got to know each other in line. John was, of course, better but it was quite different not hearing the curse words bleeped out. Still quite funny. We were lucky enough to get a cameo appearance from an unscheduled guest on our date.

All-in-all, a great experience. If you're a big fan of the show it's definitely worth a stop if you can spare an afternoon. Or score tickets in the first place.

1  Thank Cyberhwk
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

The instructions say that tickets are handed out starting at 2:30pm. We arrived at 2:30, stood on line until 3pm when we were handed a line reservation spot. Even though we came at 2:30, we ended up w/positions in the 100 range out of total audience capacity of around 200. (Pity the people who arrived at 1pm and were 50 spots in front of us!) Once we got our line spots, we were told to return at 4:30 to line up again to walk into the studio. there's a Subway sandwhich shop right on the corner of 52nd which is where alot of people went to kill time but I'd recommend taking a walk up 52nd towards 10th ave and stopping at "A Bergamote"- a French cafe bakery with DELICIOUS food/wine and desserts. we got there at 3 and stayed until 4:20 and no one tried to shoo us away. At 4:30 we went back to the studio and stood on line until 5:00 when they finally started letting people in. Metal Detector and inspection of bags (btw- they confiscate anything they want: cameras etc. and give you a receipt to pick up after the show) took a little while but was orderly. The studio hands were nice and friendly. The entire studio audience was in place and the door closed by 5:30 but then we waited until 6:15, wondering why/if there was a problem. We just started to decide that if things didn't get roling by 6:30, we'd just walk out when the warm up comic came in and then Jon came out to greet the crowd. The show started.. there was a do-over.. there was a glitch and we were out of there by 7:15. If you're local and are a die hard fan, it's an opportunity o see the taping live. But if you're touring and have limited time- try your luck at getting standby seats at 4:30 and don't waste so much time doing it "right". Oh, and the studio is cold. We all had coats draped over us or never took them off. In the summer it'll be awful b/c you'll be in short sleeves and unprepared.

1  Thank sy-nj
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