NYC in the Spring—is there anything more perfect? We strolled in Central Park, took in a few shows, saw friends and soaked in what the city has to offer. On Monday after securing tickets for the afternoon taping of The Colbert Report, we got in line at the appointed hour. We knew all audience members had to be 18, but we thought with us and being a giant 17 year old that they would let him in with his parents. Well, they won’t. So, if you try to take your minor children to a taping of The Colbert Report, or The Daily Show or Letterman or Saturday Night Live or any of the others they will not let you in. Bummer. Oh well, we had an adventure trying and now we know the real benefits of turning 18 in America. It isn’t to vote or go to war. It is to go to tapings of shows that have live studio audiences. PS if you’re looking for these tickets as a birthday present-they are free. You just have to check their sites often.