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Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream



For years, Oakland based standup Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income.

It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry— even though Moyd was headlining at top San Francisco clubs like the Punch Line and Cobbs, and opening for icons like Dave Chappelle at Fox Theater in Oakland, comedy didn’t always pay his bills.

Working for a couple of hypergrowth tech companies in the San Francisco scene had a happy side effect for Moyd, giving him tons of tech-tinged material for his act.

His content helped him get a membership at the hangout preferred by venture capitalists and startup founders in San Francisco, The Battery, where he sometimes performs to a members-only audience.

But Moyd finally gained some national fame in 2016 online after turning his Prius into something more than a ride to hail. He made it into a game show venue for something of a cross between Cash Cab and The Dating Game.

In a video clip he self-produced and called “Rideshare the Love,” Moyd set up lonelyhearts for a speed date of sorts, while driving them to their destinations.