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“No one loves Letterman that much”

Ed Sullivan Theater
Ranked #277 of 1,139 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Sure it's fun, but to see Letterman for an hour you'll spend three hours being herded like cattle.

4  Thank GinaSamarotto
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Watched a "Live taping" of the David Letterman Show on Halloween night. The actual taping was interesting but the indoctrination and herding required to get in were a pain. Line up twice (this is with reservations) for 30-45 minutes, then get crammed into the old dreary lobby for 45 minutes with interns giving you instructions on how to laugh, and how much to laugh, when to laugh (at everything), and what not to do, and what you'll be kicked out for doing--it went on too long. Its like they don';t think the Star can get the laughs unless you're instructed to laugh on cue.

4  Thank pcroft51
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Reviewed 11 May 2007

The Ed Sullivan Theatre on broadway is the former home of the Ed Sullivan show, and where they currently film the Late Show with David Letterman.
The only way to access the theatre is to be one of the lucky few who gets tickets to see Letterman.
Once checked in for the show, they will keep you in the lobby area for a fair amount of time, all huddled in a crowd. It can be hot and clammy, and it seems like you are there forever. Eventually some CBS pages will tell you about the procedure and the rules and regulations for the show.
Once they are ready, you are allowed to enter, and more CBS pages will sit you.
The seats are an average size and low to the ground. However, every seat seems to have a great view of the stage. If you are in the centre section, you are more likely to have your view blocked off by camera's or other equipment.
Considering the taping only lasts about an hour, the seats are quite comfortable, the staff seems nice and friendly, and the theatre is kept cool, which is a nice change if you are there during the summer.
The best part is being able to experience seeing David Letterman live, and also see the stage where Elvis and the Beatles performed on Ed Sullivan.
For those who cannot get tickets to the show, the corner of the building has a VERY small CBS souvenir shop. On the side, you can go into Rupert Gee's Hello Deli and get a sandwich or a t-shirt.

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