Saturday Night Live
"Did you see Saturday Night Live this week?" For 38 years 'SNL' has been a late-night comedy institution inspiring many a Monday-morning watercooler moment. Launching megastars from Bill Murray to Tina Fey, it's one of the most coveted hosting invitations on the planet. Scoring the musical guest spotlight is another indicator you've arrived in the biz.
Being an audience member brings its own history-making cache. You may not get another chance to see so many celebrities at one time. And given the show sends up everything pop culture and politics, you might end up witnessing the next big viral moment everyone will be talking about.
Location: 30 Rockefeller Plaza - NY, NY
Lottery Tickets: Requested tickets for 'SNL' are available only by lottery in the month of August. That's it. In the month of August prior to the coming season, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your contact info (but no specific date requests -- they don't play that) and if you're picked, you will receive two tickets to a random show date and time. There are no guarantees, and you'll only be notified if you are selected.
Standby Tickets: Try for day-of standby tickets starting at 7AM on the 49th st. side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza on the morning of the show. Choose either the 8PM dress rehearsal or the 11:30PM live broadcast. Standby tix are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Every member of the line is required to present a valid photo ID when the ticket is issued, as well as at the return time.
Standby Check-in Time: 7:15PM for dress rehearsal; 10:45PM for live show.
Minimum Age: 16
Special Rules: One email per household.
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