PINCH ME I’M DREAMING! The exact four words that repeatedly replayed in my head on the 13th of September, 2018. Safe to say, it was one of the most exciting Thursdays of my life. I was lucky enough to secure Jimmy Fallon tickets. Yes, that’s right, JIMMY FRICKEN FALLON. Not only was I a studio audience member of Jimmy Fallon, I was a studio audience member of Jimmy Fallon’s first show in Central Park.
To top off my excitement, the celebrity guests of the show where out of this world. The first being, Blake Lively. Like, I just basically spent the day exploring the sets of gossip girl, aka the streets of New York and a few hours later I was sitting a few metre away from the leading lady herself. Teenage me was fangirling inside. Blake was amazing. I really wish I took more pictures for you guys but I was so blown away from excitement and awe.
The second guest was none other than Carrie Underwood. Blake, Carrie, Henry Golding and Jimmy battled in a game of name that song. I’m used to watching from my TV screen so it was super cool to see in person and absolutely hilarious.
The show was unbeilable, Carrie and Jimmy even had a little karaoke session after the camera’s were turned off. I am still in disbelief that I had the opportunity to see it live. I had such a good time that I want to share with you guys a few ways you too can try secure tickets to Jimmy Fallon.
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Getting a Ticket to Jimmy Fallon Online
So first off, who new that Jimmy Fallon tickets are free. Yes, that’s right FREE! The easiest way to secure Jimmy Fallon tickets is online, but in saying that, it’s not all that easy. Each time I plan a trip to New York city I apply for Jimmy Fallon tickets but still to this date I haven’t had much luck with the online method. However, nothing ventured nothing gained. After all, someone has to get the tickets!
Jimmy Fallon tickets go live via the 1iota website. I’d highly suggest following the designated twitter for Jimmy Fallon tickets. They announce the time and date of the ticket release, the tweets redirect users to the 1iota ticket site. Tickets are released one month at a time. Here, you will be given the option to choose tickets for the live show or the monologue rehearsals on your desired date.
Just remember to move quickly because tickets sell out fast. If you are successful, you will receive an email stating that you are on the waiting list and will find out if you have received Jimmy Fallon tickets two weeks prior to the show.
Getting a Standby Ticket to Jimmy Fallon
Now if you are unlucky and don’t receive tickets via the online method don’t fret. I was put on the wait list 3 times before and still managed to see a live taping. The next method takes a little more effort but it is 100% worth it.
Most Jimmy Fallon tapings will offer standby tickets. You can find out if standby is available via via the official ticket twitter.
Generally speaking, most standby tickets go on sale the morning of the show (at 9am) at NBC studio on 49th Street beside the Rockefeller Plaza. Tickets will only be given to those present at the studio and ID is required.
In high season, I’d recommend getting there early, I arrived at 6.30am and there were 13 people ahead of me. Getting a standby ticket does not guarantee admission to the show but getting there early will further your chances.
Jimmy Fallon Taping Tips
- If you secure online tickets arrive on-time, otherwise your ticket may be given to a standby ticket holder.
- For regularly scheduled shows the standby line starts at 3.15pm (it was little different for central park). It doesn’t matter if you arrive prior to 3.15pm. All tickets are numbered and those who received their tickets first will get in first.
- You must bring ID that matches the name on the ticket.
- All audience members must be 16 years of age or older.
- Large bags are not allowed, so be sure to store personal belongings in a near by locker or in your accommodation before the tapping.
- I’d advise dressing smart casual. After all, you never know you may even end up on TV 😉
- Enjoy, it’s a once and a lifetime opportunity, you’re in the audience of the Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon <3
Other New York TV Show Tickets
Tickets for Jimmy Fallon are not the only FREE tv experience in New York City. In fact, two years prior to securing tickets to the tonight show I was in the audience of Live with Kelly. I even managed to get on TV! (I won a competition).
There are some other New York TV show tickets up for grabs, including, Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Rachel Ray Show, Saturday Night Live and The View to name a few. Now, the process for getting each ticket are a little different so it is worth doing a little research in advance.
For the live with Kelly tickets I just arrived on the day, originally I had tickets to a completely different show. It was however, February, when New York is a little less busy. So, to get tickets for live with Kelly and Ryan online, visit the official website.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post, if you have any question please don’t hesitate to ask in the comment section below. And Best of luck getting your tickets.