Free TV Tickets For The Kids Tonight Show

The Kids Tonight Show Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • The Kids Tonight Show is 90 minutes long
  • 4 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened August 1, 2021
  • Show Closed: December 23, 2021
  • Talk Show
  • Streaming Only

A kids version of the Tonight Show, but written and hosted by an ensemble of four precocious kids, where they are in charge of the show and interviews.

The Kids Tonight Show Ticket Information

Free tickets are available for The Kids Tonight Show on Tuesday - Friday at 9AM in the atrium in 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NYC

The Kids Tonight Show Show Schedule

The show tapes Tuesday through Friday each week, with four tapings a week.

The show shoots in 30 Rock’s Studio 6A, just across the hallway from Jimmy’s own Tonight Show studio 6B. This show will often borrow audience from one another NBC show, if they are short. They tap into any other show taping at NBC in 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

The Kids Tonight Show Cancellation Details

The streamer-only show The Kids Tonight Show ran for 20 episodes before NBC pulled the plug. The bean-counters at NBC determined that value of the show didn't warrant the money that it cost them to make it.

Throughout its first season it had declining viewership from day one. There were also changes in network priorities and the creative direction of the show was all over the place.

The show ended December 23, 2021 with the taping of the final episode with Pressley Hosbach as the host. She starred on Dance Moms.

The Kids Tonight Show Broadcast Time

This show is broadcast on NBC's Peacock service and is a streaming show, where a new episode is released each week

The Kids Tonight Show Age Requirements

You must be at least twelve (12) years of age to attend a taping of The Kids Tonight Show

The Kids Tonight Show Host Profile

Brian McCann has worked on various NBC’s late night shows including Conan O’Brien's ill fated The Tonight Show and on Conan's TBS show.

McCann He also worked on:

  • MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live,
  • Regis Philbin's Crowd Goes Wild,
  • Rove Mc Manus's Lie Detectors,
  • FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
  • Netflix’s The Who Was Show.

The Kids Tonight Show Background

An NBC stalwart, Brian McCann, is the head writer and exec producer of Jimmy Fallon’s The Kids Tonight Show. Mc Cann is well known for his work on a slew of adult late-night shows including all of Conan O’Brien's late-night shows and Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report.

Format Of The Show

The show producers dumped the usual pithy anti-Trump monologue often found in the normal late night fodder (and especially in Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show) in favor of a kid-friendly opening sketch, which is more of an SNL format, but even unfunnier (if that is possible).

The show gets some big celebrity interviews, and also has some games for the kids and guests, just like the adult version of The Tonight Show.

Hosts and Writers Are All Kids

The hosts are kids, the musicians are kids and all the show writers are kids. The show has a kid driven vibe because as it is literally starring kids and is written with kids, but with the full late-night TV show production and treatment.

Show Does Not Follow All The Tonight Show Traits

The only thing missing from the The Kids Tonight Show writers room is the dark bitterness and unlimited cocaine, which are both common traits that writers at NBC are well known for. The show does have an executive producer of Lorne Michaels', who kids often describe as being a bit 'creepy'.

Kids Tonight Show
Kids Tonight Show on NBC Peacock

YouTube, TikTok Stars and Other Celebrity Guests

Some celebrity guests on the show have included a number of YouTube and TikTok stars including; Charli D'Amelio, JoJo Siwa, Jules LeBlanc, Olivia Rodrigo, Greta Thunberg, Maddie Ziegler, Piper Rockelle, Millie Bobby Brown, Madeleine Beth McCann, Jacob Sartorius, Dixie D'Amelio, Chase Hudson, Maddie Ziegler and Loren Gray.

Critical Response

It is not clear if the show hosts were intentionally picked to be a bunch of bratty and precocious kids that always seem to get what they want, but NBC may be trying to create a kid version of a new reality show genre with its picks.

The show features teenage mischief that sometimes borders on bullying as its highlight, rather than a kid-friendly version of The Tonight Show. Heavy editing may be required to make the show more palatable for the adult approval for their children to watch this show.

NBC Studio 6A

50 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10112
Directions: Take the B, D, F, or M train to the 47-50th Street - Rockefeller Center and walk up 6th Ave towards W 50th Street. Or take the 1 train to the 50th Street stop and walk East on 50th Street towards 5th Ave. Take the N, Q, or R train to the 49th Street stop and walk up 7th Ave to 50th Street, then walk East on W 50th Street towards 5th Ave.
Studio Information

Production Credits

Executive Producer
Lorne Michaels
Executive Producer
Jimmy Fallon
Executive Producer
Jim Juvonen
Executive Producer
Jay Peterson
Executive Producer
Todd Lubin
Executive Producer
James Sunderland
Executive Producer
Paul Ricci
Executive Producer
Mark Efman
Executive Producer
Brian McCann

Creative Team

Head Writer
Brian McCann