How to Get "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" Tickets

Be a part of the studio audience for the show that replaced The Colbert Report

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Photo by Stephen Lovekin, used with permission

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Official Site: Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premiered on January 19, 2015, filling The Colbert Report 11:30 p.m. time slot on Comedy Central (right after the popular Daily Show with Jon Stewart). Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on The Late Show in the fall of 2015.

Getting "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" Tickets in Advance: Request free tickets to see The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore online. It is easy to see in real-time what tickets are available for the show. Check the website frequently to find newly released tickets. There is a four-ticket limit per request.

Getting Standby "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" Tickets: There are no standby tickets for the show, because they actually release more tickets for the show than the studio can hold. Ticket holders are granted space on a first-come, first-served basis, so even having a ticket isn't a guarantee of a spot

What to Know About "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" Tickets:

  • You must be at least 18 to attend
  • The show typically tapes daily on Monday through Thursday.
  • The show tapes at 6:30/7 p.m. and generally lasts until about 30-45 minutes. The line-up for ticket-holders begins at 3 p.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Studio space is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so arriving closer to 3 p.m. improves your chance of being in the studio audience.
  • Dress for the weather outside -- the line for tickets is outdoors and you'll want to be comfortable while you wait for entry.
  • You'll need a photo ID with the name matching the reservation to claim your tickets. Bring a print-out of your ticket reservation or save a copy on your phone/tablet.
  • Large packages, shopping bags, suitcases, etc. are not permitted in the studio, so pack minimally. (Small purses are allowed.)
  • Use of cellphones is allowed during specified times, but if you're caught recording when you're not supposed to be you can be removed from the studio.

Directions to Studio:

  • Address: 513 W. 54th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)
  • Closest subway: C/E to 54th Street (allow 10 roughly minutes to walk to the studio)