Cash Cab is an American game show that began airing on the Discovery Channel on December 5, 2005. The program was hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Bailey. It is part of the global Cash Cab franchise that originated in the United Kingdom.
While Bailey's show took place in New York City, some episodes of Season 6 took place in Las Vegas. Contestants who ultimately hailed the Cash Cab were not made aware that they were part of the game until they hired the cab and Bailey informed them of the show and its rules.
In 2007, Discovery Channel began airing a spin-off edition of the program, Cash Cab: After Dark, in which contestants were picked up near or after sunset as well as overnight and the cash value of the questions was double that of the regular version of the show. The questions also were more difficult than on the daytime version usually.
The show's tagline in the first two seasons was: "There are 13,000 cabs in New York City, but there's only one that pays you!" Starting in Season 3, the tagline was modified: "There are 13,000 cabs in the streets of the Big Apple, but there's only one that pays you!" On Cash Cab: After Dark, the tagline is: "Every night, 13,000 cabs hit the streets of the city that never sleeps, but there's only one that pays you!"