“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: