Saturday Night Live
NBC’s late-night variety show, hosted by a different celebrity every week, features skits, sketches and spoofs of pop culture. Top pop and rock artists provide the musical interludes. A competitive ticket lottery, conducted via email, is held several months before the start of a new season of shows; go online for details. Standby tickets for either the 8 p.m. dress rehearsal or 11:30 p.m. live performance are distributed under the NBC Studios marquee (W. 48th St. side of 30 Rockefeller Plz.) at 7 a.m. on taping days.