Uber offers users in-car comedy gigs through Pool service

Uber will be promoting its UberPool service tomorrow (30 January) with a one-off user experience featuring comedians.

Five comedians have signed up for UberComedy in London
Five comedians have signed up for UberComedy in London

UberComedy will see comics Stephen Bailey, Lou Saunders, John Robertson, Grainne Maguire, Trevor Lock and Will Franken take rides in the back of London-based Uber cars from 2-5pm.

During this time, lucky users of the transport app who request UberPool - the new service that lets passengers share their journeys for a cheaper rate - will be treated to a personal comedy show as they travel to their destination.

The campaign will be amplified on social media through the hashtag #NoMoreAwkwardSilences - a nod to the occasional awkwardness that comes from sharing a ride with a stranger.

UberComedy is the latest in a string of one-off customer experiences from the driver app. December saw the brand team up with Pines and Needles to deliver Christmas trees to users, while a series of secret music gigs were held across the UK through UberLive in June.

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