Forget Hamilton! Saturday Night Live is one of the hottest tickets in town — and has been for over four decades. The lottery for Season 43 of SNL, which premieres Sept. 30, has already closed but that doesn't mean you missed your chance to watch the late-night sketch comedy show.
However, nobody said it was going to be easy. According to the NBC website, standby tickets are distributed to fans at 7 a.m. the morning of the show on the 48th street side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. Those tickets are for either the dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. or the live show at 11:30 p.m.
"Stand-by tickets are limited to one per person and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis," the network explains. "A standby ticket does not guarantee admission and no one under the age of 16 will be admitted." The keyword being first-come, so you want to plan accordingly depending on the popularity of the celebrity host and musical guest.
Tomorrow night's premiere episode will feature Ryan Gosling and a performance by JAY-Z, and hopeful audience members have already started lining up the night before the show. "Anyone wanna go to NYC and spend the night on the street to get SNL tickets to see Ryan Gosling tomorrow," one person tweeted before another added, "Google search: how to sell your soul to the devil and/or Jen in order to get SNL tickets."
google search: how to sell your soul to the devil and/or jen in order to get snl tickets
— neon bitch (@HYDRATEDKATHY) September 28, 2017
While it is definitely too late for the premiere, you can try your luck next week with guest host Gal Gadot and musician Sam Smith. But keep in mind tickets are non-transferable and standby members must remain in line at all times. May the odds be ever in your favor.