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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?

Melanie73
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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?#1
Posted: 8/19/17 at 7:45pm

Hi guys!

I didn't know who else to ask about this, so I figured I'd try here.  Has anyone here ever done the Standby line to get tickets to a taping of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?  I only have one day/chance to try to get standby tickets, so I want to make sure I show up early enough.  What time do you guys think is a safe time to get in the standby line to ensure that I'm one of the first few people?  I'm planning to go to NY in a few weeks, and the website doesn't list the guests for the evening yet; I imagine the guests determine when people get in the standby line?

Any info you may have from your prior experiences would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks a lot!

UncleCharlie
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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?#2
Posted: 8/19/17 at 7:57pm

Who's on the show has very little to do with the length of the standby line. People go cause they want to see the Tonight Show in person. Standby tickets are given out at 9 a.m. but people usually start lining up between 6 and 7 a.m. Check the nbc website for specific on where to line up and other information.

Melanie73
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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?#3
Posted: 8/19/17 at 9:32pm

Ah, alright!  Yeah, I saw the page online about where to line up and whatnot.  Thanks, that helped a lot!

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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?#4
Posted: 8/20/17 at 3:31am

Not sure how it works, but he also has people watch him do monologue jokes earlier in the day, to help thin the herd, if you can't get in for the whole show.

UncleCharlie
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Tonight Show Standby Tickets?#5
Posted: 8/20/17 at 6:59am

haterobics said: "Not sure how it works, but he also has people watch him do monologue jokes earlier in the day, to help thin the herd, if you can't get in for the whole show.

 

Reserved tickets for the monologue as well as the main show itself are distributed through 1Iota.com. They usually open up sign-ups on the 4th or 5th of the month for shows the next month and they're usually gone very quickly, so anything for September was gone weeks ago... As discussed, they have a day of the show standby line for the main show but I don't think they bother with standby for the monolgue though you can certainly ask. 1Iota has a virtual monopoly on ticket distribution for the late night talk shows as well as some morning and afternoon shows. Other companies handle audiences for the sitcoms in L.A.