As part of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Uber has teamed up with Andrew Maxwell – star of Mock the Week, Have I got News for You, and Live at the Apollo – to offer riders the chance to enjoy a private gig in the back of an Uber vehicle.
Maxwell’s ‘Comedy Car’ gigs last 15 minutes and provide up to four passengers with the opportunity to witness the King of Comedy winner’s observational comedy on their journey in the Scotland capital.
“The Uber Comedy Car gigs will be just like my stand-up, except, of course, I will be sat down,” said Maxwell. “I’m excited to do some performances in one of my favourite cities and hopefully the riders will all be up for having a laugh.”
Maxwell will be running gigs from today (8 August) until Friday 10 August between 1pm and 3pm on the 8 and 9 August and 3pm to 5pm on 10 August. Over the three-day period, Maxwell will host 12 gigs within an Uber.
In order to have a chance of having a private gig, Uber users must be within a one-mile radius of the George IV Bridge in Edinburgh to be in with a shout of booking onto the experience within the app.
“Lots of drivers who use our app like to think of themselves as comedians, but it’s safe to say Andrew is going to set a pretty high bar,” said Alex Robertson, regional manager at Uber.
“The shows are already sold out on the Fringe website, however you and your mates can still book a trip with Andrew via the Uber app. Make sure you look out for the yellow Comedy Car banner which will appear at the bottom of your screen.”