‘Daily Show’ Takes On Uber And The Sharing Economy (VIDEO)

“The Daily Show” took on Uber on Tuesday night’s episode with host Trevor Noah trying to figure out if the ride-sharing service (and other like-minded apps) were really a good idea.

Uber, and other mobile apps, constitute the “sharing economy,” which employs thousands of independent contractors for short-term projects such as driving, dry cleaning and laundry, moving and general to-do list finishing.

But the status as an independent contractor can mean the wages may be lower.

“For some Uber drivers, it’s a minimum-wage job,” Noah said. “But you don’t get into this for the money. You get into Uber for the glitz and glamour of having a 19-year-old vomit in the backseat of your Camry.”

Watch the part one of the segment, from Comedy Central, below:

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