Today I had the pleasure of being in the audience of ABC's show The Chew. I went to the taping with my sister, Phil and one of our other friends. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the whole experience. I would recommend getting tickets (Which are FREE) if you know you're going to be in New York City, especially if you love any of the hosts or food,.
The taping I got to watch (Which was from 9:00am to 10:00am) didn't have any celebrity guests or giveaways, but all of the hosts were actually there which was good enough for me. All of the hosts were really nice, Mario & Micheal were signing people's copies of their cookbooks, Carla said hi to Phil and she actually let someone look down the back of her shirt to see what the brand was and Clinton & Daphne were talking to audience members. I thought they were all great.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (That is where I met Brandon Boyd from Incubus after the show), It's On with Alexa Chung and at TRL Presents: Christina Stripped in NYC 2002 (A Christina Aguilera special. I was at the portion underneath the Brooklyn Bridge where she sang "Dirrty").
I honestly did not think they would get in. And by the time they did there were no more seats. The staff actually got them two chairs and put them in front of the normal studio audience seating, which was super nice of them. Moral of the story, I would not recommend going to a television show taping and not all leaving together. Luckily the people that work for The Chew were super nice and went above and beyond anything I would have expected.
After the taping of the show the four of us waited outside for a bit and we ended up seeing Mario Batali & Michael Simon hop on the same scooter and drive away. I actually got a few pictures...Alice's Tea Cup for some breakfast before heading back to Long Island because we were all pretty tired.