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

October 7, 2015 8:41 a.m.

“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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Here’s part two:

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