5 unknown facts about Cash Cab you never knew

5 unknown facts about Cash Cab you never knew


What’s better than unknowingly climbing
into a cab and finding out you’re in a TV game show, where you have a chance to win
money by answering simple trivia questions. The hit TV game show, Cash Cab is without
argument the most innovative and interesting game show where the contestants get a chance
to win thousands of dollars answering a series of questions. As the show is returning to the streets of
New York this July, the fans are all delighted. Comic host Ben Bailey is all set to take the
wheel once again to give the unsuspecting passengers a ride they’ll never forget. But before you wander off into the streets
in search of that mysterious cab, here are the top 5 facts about the now-defunct show,
Cash Cab that you might want to know. Before we begin, please subscribe to our channel
for more of our amazing content and hit that bell icon as well. #5: Ben Bailey got a real cab license for
the show. It seems that the show’s host Ben Bailey
had to go through some major training sessions to land the TV show. He was a stand-up comedian and used to work
as a limo driver for a living. The TV star took a six-hour driving course,
proved his proficiency in English, got a doctor’s approval regarding his health, and passed
the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s cab driver exam to get the license. Wow! That was a lot of work for the star, but with
the immense success of the show, the hard work surely paid off well. #4: There are several international versions
of the show. After the success of the Cash Cab, several
international versions of the show have emerged. There are at least 44 versions of the show
all over the world. Look it up to see if your country has one. Who knows if the cab is crawling on your neighborhood
street? #3: Not all contestants are picked up on the
spot. Despite what you see on the show, not all
of the contestants are picked up on the spot. But that’s not to say the show is faked. While some of the contestants are actually
from the streets, some are picked up beforehand – but with a little made-up backstory. A contestant actually admitted that he was
approached by the show’s production team saying they are from a show called “When
in Rome” and that he was exactly the one their team was looking for. Undoubtedly, the made-up story helps in keeping
the surprise factor alive when the contestants actually find out they are in a real cash
winning game show. #2: Check Cab
The show is more of check cab than cash cab, because the money the contestants receive
is just for the show. The contestants actually get a check after
the show is filmed due to all the tax hassle. The producers surely don’t want to mess
with the IRS. #1: The host Ben Bailey worked as a Comedian
Bailey worked as a bouncer and answered phone calls at The Comedy Store before he was offered
a chance to take the stage as a comedian. He actually started a career in LA as a stand-up
comic. When one of the talent bookers mistook him
as a comedian after listening to his humorous after-hour stories, he booked him then and
there. Talk about luck! Thanks for watching the video, folks. Please leave a comment to let us know which
of these facts you found was most surprising. Don’t forget to like the video and subscribe
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