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This post explains how to get free tickets for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. This show is very popular which means that getting tickets will require some advanced planning on your part. We lay out all the information below.
If you really love Trevor Noah, you should check out our post on Things to Do in November, when the New York Comedy Festival happens. Trevor Noah is often one of the headline acts.
HOW TO GET TICKETS IN ADVANCE
Fortunately, it is not impossible to get tickets to this very popular show, but don’t build your vacation around seeing the show. It may not always be possible to get tickets. For example, at holiday seasons, it is more difficult to find dates that aren’t fully sold out, but in off-seasons (Spring and Fall) it is pretty easy to get a seat.
Once you have your travel dates, check on their website to see what dates are available. The calendar posted is usually the following month, so, for example, if you are traveling in May, you would look at the reservation website in April.
If tickets are not available at the time you try to make a reservation, continue to check the website – sometimes more reservations become available for your desired date.
The show tapes Monday through Thursday at 5:45 p.m. To attend a taping you must make reservations on the reservation website. Taping begins at 6 pm and ends at approximately 8:30 pm. You will have to arrive earlier to pick up your tickets (see below) so give yourself plenty of time that day.
Reserving your tickets
Go to the reservation website where you will see a calendar of dates to choose from. Click on a date to see if tickets are available.
There are TWO kinds of tickets: General Guaranteed and Entry Not Guaranteed
General Guaranteed (These tickets sell out first).
Entry Not Guaranteed (These are more likely to be available on the website)
For both kinds of tickets, you can reserve up to four tickets in your name and you must be one of the people actually attending the taping. If you can’t go with your group, none of them will get in–even with a ticket.
Note: Tickets are free so do not buy or accept tickets from anyone other than those you receive from The Daily Show ticket website.
PLAN YOUR ATTENDANCE
So you’ve got your reservations, you’re ready to go, but there are some things you should know before you head out the door. We’ve got you covered — from how to get to the studio, to how to dress, what to bring and what not to bring.
Where Is the Studio?
The studio is at the studio is located in Hell’s Kitchen at 733 Eleventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets. You can use this Google Maps link to get directions from your point of departure to the studio.
We recommend that you use public transportation to get there, as there is not much parking in the area. If you are new to using the subway you may find out post Navigating the New York Subway to be very helpful.
TIP: Since you will be in the neighborhood, enjoy our free Self-guided tour of Hell’s Kitchen.
When to arrive
If you have a General Guaranteed Reservation, be sure to check-in starting at 4:30 but no later than 5 pm or you will not be guaranteed a seat. You enter the studio along 11th Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street.
If you have an Entry Not Guaranteed, check-in begins at 5:00 pm at the 52nd Street entrance to the studio. The studio admits people in the order of their place in line – first-come, first serve basis. When the studio is filled completely, you won’t be admitted so make sure to get on line well before 5 pm.
Rules of Attendance
The Daily Show does not give out Stand-By tickets. However, the ticket reservation website updates ticket availability daily, so try your luck at getting same day or next day tickets on their website. You may find shows that still have tickets available for the very next day!