‘Cash Cab’ Host Ben Bailey Experimented With Sushi, Didn't Like It

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Ben Bailey's cab pays you. Photo: Discovery Channel

Name: Ben Bailey

Age: 35

Job: Comedian and host of the Discovery Channel's Cash Cab, where passengers answer trivia questions for money during their ride.

Neighborhood: Battery Park City

Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
Fiorello LaGuardia.

What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
There are too many great meals to pick one out. We are so spoiled; everything is great. I recently gave sushi another chance at Japonais, and I loved it. I also had a great filet there. I tried sushi once before, and it was bad. Literally bad. It ruined sushi for me for almost a decade, which is tragic.

In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I drive a taxi by day and tell jokes by night.

Where do you get your coffee?
I buy it by the can from Rocco's on Bleecker and make it at home. By the cup, I love the coffee from Candy Café on Hudson and Leroy.

What's the last thing you saw on Broadway?
Proof. The play, not the movie.

Do you give money to panhandlers?
If they don't try to bullshit me. Or if they do and the story is really good.

What's your drink?
I don't drink.

How often do you prepare your own meals?
Not very often.

What's your favorite medication?
Tetrahydrocannabinol.

What's hanging above your sofa?
A fake Van Gogh.

How much is too much to spend on a haircut?
$30.

When's bedtime?
5 a.m.

Brunch: pro or con?
Pro. See previous question.

What's your thread count?
350.

What do you hate most about living in New York?
The noise!!!! Shhhhh.

What's your brand of jeans?
Levi's.

When's the last time you drove a car?
A week ago last Tuesday.

Who should be the next President?
ALF.

Times, Post, or Daily News?
Times.

Yankees or Mets?
Mets! Mets! Mets!

What makes someone a New Yorker?
You are a New Yorker if you love this town some days, hate it some days, and can't imagine living anywhere else.