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article imageDiscovery's 'Cash Cab' rolls into Chicago for Valentine's debut

By Vincent Sobotka     Feb 14, 2011 in Entertainment
Chicago - Tonight, February 14, the Discovery Channel is rolling it's disco-themed cab into a new city along with a new host, but the same trivial questions.
The days of Ben Bailey being the only big-city-resident to use "B" as a first-name initial, drive a cab with an interior setting of disco lights while asking questions to strangers, likely highly-uncomfortable, all while the ordeal that is taped by camera ends by either (legally) paying the passengers an amount of money, potentially hundreds of dollars, or tossing them out amongst the masses of pedestrians, just slightly further than their journey began, are over. Although, Ben is still the first human, and the only male to obtain such a career.
Discovery Channel's New York-based trivia show, Cash Cab, debuts tonight, February 14, at 6:30 p.m. (CT).
Chicago, the "Windy City," also nicknamed "Second City," actuallly is the second city to serve as a long-term establishment for the quizzical series.
Accomplished comedic professional Beth Melewski will be hosting Chicago's version of Cash Cab. Melewski was actually required to pass taxi certification tests, which she claimed as "the hardest thing" she's ever studied for, otherwise insinuating that comedy is actually the best career opportunity for under-achieving students.
Actually, with career accomplishments that deserve nothing but praise and respect, Melewski took three months off from her usual role as a star in theatrical comedic productions and improvisations to film 40-episodes as a pioneering host of the Chicago version of the series. Still, Discovery has made no haste to shed some Internet-spotlight on Melewski. The network's website for Cash Cab remains exclusive to Ben.
Melewski has made a name for herself through her contributions to The Second City Touring Company and The Second City Denver; award winning productions "Studs Terkel's Not Working" and "The Absolute Best Friggin' Time of Your Life" on the e.t.c. stage; and improv groups the ladies of Virgin Daiquri, Baby Wants Candy and one-half of Dual Exhaust, which was acclaimed by the Chicago Sun-Times to be one of the top 10 comedy duos of the past decade.
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