Paul’s visit to New York City

Paul’s visit to New York City

I had my first visit to New York in October – and of course wanted to get into a taping of the Late Show amongst all the other tourist-type things. So, we landed around lunchtime and after the tedious security checks to get out of the airport and the lengthy journey in a shuttle bus (not recommended – use a cab if I were you) to our hotel – which was the Belvedere. The hotel was really central to everything which was good news. After check-in I popped down to the Ed Sullivan Theater to put my name on the ballot list for tickets to a show (either on the Monday or the Tuesday – there are two tapings on a Monday which are the Monday and Friday shows – Friday’s is recorded in advance). It was really surreal walking into the lobby (and even seeing the marquee outside) for the first time. The main concern I had with this was having to give the hotel name as I only had a UK mobile (cell) number – nothing in the US. They said they would phone the hotel if I was successful in the ballot lottery for tickets and leave me a voicemail or a message on reception – which sounded great. The interns in there were very helpful and I explained I had come from London and ran lateshowuk.com. As far as I’m aware you are only allowed into the Late Show once every 6 months.

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