August 7, 2014 - Brian Chesky

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Ebola panic spreads across America, Vladimir Putin bans food from the West, Stephen takes sides in a sandwich showdown, and Brian Chesky chats about his company, Airbnb. 

>> Stephen: TONIGHT, A NEWTHREAT FROM AFRICA!

YOUR UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR ISLEARNING TO PLAY THE DJEMBE!

THEN I SETTLE A RAGING SANDWICHCONTROVERSY.

SOME ASK RYE, I ASK RYE NOT?

AND MY GUEST BRIAN CHESKYFOUNDED AIRBNB WHICH LETS

USERS STAY IN HOMES AROUND THEWORLD.

I HAVE A PRODUCT THAT DOESTHAT -- IT'S CALLED A CROWBAR!

HAWAII IS FACING BACK-TO-BACKHURRICANES, SO JUST WHEN THEY'RE

SAYING ALOHA TO ONE, THEY'LLBE SAYING ALOHA TO ANOTHER!

(LAUGHTER)THIS IS "THE COLBERT REPORT"!

WELCOME TO "THE REPORT"! THANKYOU FOR JOINING US, EVERYBODY.

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN")

>> Stephen: WELCOME! WELCOME,EVERYBODY!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: FOLKS...

FOLKS...

I'M SURE YOU KNOW, BUT AMERICA'SRELATIONSHIP WITH RUSSIA

CONTINUES TO DEGRADE.

BUT FINALLY, A TRUE STRONGLEADER STEPPED UP TO PUNISH TO

RUSSIA, AND, NO SURPRISE, IT'SVLADIMIR PUTIN.

(LAUGHTER)JIM?

>> VLADIMIR PUTIN IS STRIKINGBACK AGAINST THE WEST'S ECONOMIC

SANCTIONS.

TODAY BANNING FOOD IMPORTS TORUSSIA FOR ONE YEAR.

>> FOR THE NEXT YEAR THEY AREBANNING ALL IMPORTS OF BEEF,

PORK, FRUIT, VEGETABLE, POULTRY,SEAFOOD, CHEESE AND MILK IN ALL

FORMS -- FRESH, FROZEN,PROCESSED, WHATEVER -- AND THIS

APPLIES TO EUROPEAN UNION,AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND NORWAY.

>> Stephen: YES, PUTIN ISIMPOSE AGO BAN ON FOOD IMPORTS

FROM ALL MAJOR COUNTRIES -- ANDNORWAY.

I MEAN, FACE IT.

NO ONE WANTS LUTEFISK.

HIS SANCTIONS CAST A WIDE NET,BANNING EVERYTHING FROM

AUSTRALIAN BEEF TO LATVIAN ANDLITHUANIAN PORK, TO MOLDOVAN

FRUIT, A RELIEF TO ALL THEMOLDOVAN PEOPLE WHO ALL REALLY

HAD THEIR EYE TON THAT PEAR.

THE SANCTIONS STRIKES AT PUTIN'SWORST ENEMIES, THE RUSSIAN

PEOPLE.

>> RUSSIA RELIES ON IMPORTS FOR40% OF ITS FOOD.

SO EXPERTS SAY PUTIN IS ONLYHURTING HIS OWN COUNTRY.

>> Stephen: SO PUTIN IS CUTTINGOFF HIS NOSE TO SPITE HIS FACE

AND RUSSIANS ARE SCRAMBLING TOGET THE FRESH NOSE MEAT.

BECAUSE THEY SURE AREN'T GETTINGANY OF OUR CHICKEN.

>> AMONG THE ITEMS ON THE LISTTHAT ARE NOW BLOCKED FROM RUSSIA

ARE U.S. CHICKENS.

>> RUSSIA IS THE SECOND LARGESTBUYER OF U.S. CHICKEN.

>> Stephen: YES, RUSSIA HAS NOWCHOKED OFF OUR CHICKEN.

BUT IF RUSSIA WANTS TO MESS WITHAMERICAN BUSINESS I INTEND TO

FIGHT BACK WITH MY NINE-PARTPLAN!

WHILE TECHNICALLY A, UH--(CHEERING)

IT'S ACTUALLY A NINE-PIECE PLAN.(CHEERING)

(CHEERING)OH, OH REALLY!

YOU'VE GOT US NOW, VLAD.

I MEAN, WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TODO WITH THE SURPLUS?

I'M SURE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOURCHICKEN KIEV -- OR WHATEVER IT

IS YOU'RE KIEV-ING NOW.

I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU COULD MAKEIT WORSE FOR US UNLESS YOU WERE

TO ALSO, SAY, BAN KENTUCKYBOURBON.

OH, GOLLY!

DOES THAT MEAN --(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

-- DOES THAT MEAN MORE WHISKEYFOR US?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)MMM!

THAT IS NOT A PROP!

OKAY.

I MEAN, WHATEVER WILL WE DO?

I MEAN, I GUESS WE'LL HAVE TOSTART COOKING CHICKENS IN IT!

I MEAN, BOURBON GLAZED CHICKEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)I MEAN, OH!

I MEAN -- IT'S -- IT'S NO COLDBEET SOUP, BUT IT WILL DO!

I MEAN, YOU REALLY GOT US WITHTHESE SANCTIONS, PUTIN.

I JUST HOPE YOU DON'T DOUBLEDOWN!

OH...

THAT REMINDS ME...

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)YEAH!

DAS VIDANIA!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)MMM!

MMM!

MMM!

MMM!

FOLKS...(LAUGHTER)

-- I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE JOINING USTONIGHT.

IF YOU ARE JOINING US, WE TAPEDTHE SHOW AT 7:00, SO BY THE TIME

YOU'RE SEEING THIS, YOU'REPROBABLY DEAD.

BECAUSE THIS WEEK, THE EBOLAOUTBREAK THAT'S BEEN RAVAGING

WEST AFRICA FINALLY SPREAD TOWEST-WEST AFRICA, AMERICA.

JIM?

>> THE GROWING EBOLA FEARSPREADS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

>> THERE ARE FEARS THE OUTBREAKWILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD.

>> AMERICANS PANICKED OVER APOSSIBLE EBOLA OUTBREAK.

>> FEAR AND PANIC OVER APOSSIBLE EBOLA OUTBREAK.

>> EBOLA OUTBREAK -- >> GROWING FEARS ABOUT EBOLA --

>> Stephen: YES! WE'RE ALLAFRAID!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WE'RE ALL AFRAID ABOUT A COMING

EBOLA OUTBREAK!

(CHEERING)EVERYONE IS ON HIGH ALERT!

(CHEERING)BUT MOSTLY BILL IN OUR GRAPHICS

DEPARTMENT!(CHEERING)

HERE'S HOW THE PLAGUE HAS SPREADSO FAR -- TWO AMERICAN HEALTH

WORKERS WHO CONTRACTED THEDISEASE WHILE TREATING PATIENTS

IN AFRICA HAVE BEEN EVACUATED TOEMORY UNIVERSITY FOR EMERGENCY

MEDICAL CARE.

TO ADD TO THE HORROR, EMORY ISIN ATLANTA SO THEY PROBABLY HAD

TO FLY DELTA!

AND IT BRINGS ME NO COMFORT TOKNOW THAT EBOLA IS SPREAD ONLY

THROUGH INTIMATE CONTACT WITHBODILY SECRETIONS SUCH AS VOMIT,

BLOOD OR FECES.

SPEAKING OF VOMIT, BLOOD ANDFECES...

DONALD TRUMP.

(CHEERING)HE TRIED --

DONALD TRIED TO WARN US ABOUTTHIS LOOMING PANDEMIC VIA

TWITTER.

STOP THE EBOLA PATIENTS FROMENTERING THE U.S.

TREAT THEM AT THE HIGHEST LEVELOVER THERE.

YES, WE SHOULD HAVE TREATEDTHESE DESPERATELY I'LL AMERICANS

AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN LIBERIA!

NO CIVIL WAR ERA MEDICALTECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE SPARED!

THE FRESHEST LEACHES!

THE FINEST BITE STICKS!

AND, SURE, SURE, THESE PEOPLEWERE PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE TO

DESPERATE VILLAGERS, BUT THATDOESN'T MEAN THEY DESERVE

SPECIAL TREATMENT, RIGHT,DONALD?

>> THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE,THEY'RE TREMENDOUS PEOPLE, BUT

THEY HAVE O SUFFER THECONSEQUENCES.

>> Stephen: YES! YOU HAVE TO-- NO, NO, HE'S RIGHT!

NO, NO, NO, NO, WAIT, HEY,HEY...

I SAID NO!

YOU HAVE TO SUFFER THECONSEQUENCES FOR YOUR GOOD

DEEDS!

THAT'S WHY MOTHER THERESA'STOMBSTONE READS "SHE HAD IT

COMING"!

(LAUGHTER)AND THE NUMBER OF NEW EBOLA

CASES IN THE U.S. IS IMPOSSIBLETO COUNT BECAUSE IT IS ZERO!

(LAUGHTER)>> SO FAR SIX AMERICANS IN THE

UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN TESTEDFOR EBOLA, THANKFULLY ALL TESTS

CAME BACK NEGATIVE.

>> IT'S PRETTY HARD TO CATCH SOI THINK IF YOU'RE UPSET ABOUT

THE POSSIBLITY OF HAVING A MAJOROUTBREAK IN THE UNITED STATES

YOU SHOULD REALLY JUST RELAX,YOU KNOW, TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND

WORRY ABOUT GETTING HIT BY A CARBECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT HIGHER

PROBABILITY OF THAT.

>> Stephen: YOU HEARD HIM,EBOLA HAS SPREAD TO OUR CAR

DEALERSHIPS!

NO WONDER THAT SALESMAN LOOKS SOSICK!

HE'S HAVING A SPASM AND THEYSTILL MAKE HIM COME TO WORK!

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

BUT, FOLKS, JUST BECAUSE NO ONEHAS CAUGHT EBOLA IN AMERICA

DOESN'T MEAN EBOLA CAN'T CATCHYOU!

FOX NEWS BRAIN SURGEON BENCARSON, INFECT US WITH YOUR

FEAR.

>> IF THERE WERE A CONTAINER OFCONTAMINATED URINE AND SOMEHOW

IT MANAGED TO FIND ITS WAY TOSOMEPLACE, A LOT OF DAMAGE COULD

BE DONE.

YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO GUARD FOR THEWORST CASE SCENARIO.

SO, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE COMES UPTO A LAB WORKER, HE KNOWS HE'S

GOT THE URINE, HOW WOULD YOULIKE TO HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS?

A LITTLE TRANSACTION THERE.

I MEAN -- YOU SAY THAT'S CRAZY,NEVER COULD HAPPEN.

SUCH THINGS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TOHAPPEN.

>> Stephen: NOW YOU MAY SAYDR. BEN CARSON IS JUST YANKING

(BLEEP) OUT OF HIS ASS, BUT,REMEMBER, THAT'S ANOTHER WAY

EBOLA IS SPREAD.

(APPLAUSE)DR. CARSON IS RIGHT.

DR. CARSON, THIS GOOD MAN ISRIGHT.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS GUARD AGAINSTTHE WORSE POSSIBLE CASE SCENARIO

AND, FRANKLY, I CAN THINK OFWORSER SCENARIOS.

FIRST THE TERRORIST INJECT URINEINTO CIRCUS LIONS AND RELEASE

THEM INTO A BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE.

OR MORE PLAUSIBLE, LET'S SAYTHERE'S AN OPERA COMPANY ON

THEIR WAY A GIG, BUT THEIR BUSBREAKS DOWN AND OUTSIDE OF THE

CDC. THEY START SINGING, HIT AHIGH C, WHCIH CAUSES ALL THE

VIALS OF URINE TO SHATTER.

THEN A COLD FRONT MOVES IN ANDSUCKS ALL THE EBOLA INTO THE SKY

AND SUDDENLY IT'S RAINING DEATHPEE PEE!

OR OFTEN PLAUSIBLER, IT'S FRIDAYAND THE C.D.C. THROWS A PARTY,

-- IT'S A FUN PLACE, THEY COULDDO THAT --

AND THEY DECIDE TO SERVE CUPS OFMOUNTAIN DEW BUT THEY CAN'T TELL

THE MOUNTAIN DEW FROM THE URINE.

SOMEBODY, SOMEBODY COULDACTUALLY DRINK PEE-BOLA!

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

I'M JUST JOKING.

(LAUGHTER)I WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

THEY'RE BOTH URINE.(APPLAUSE)

NATION -- WE ONLY HAVE ONECHANCE.

IT IS CLEAR THAT WE ONLY HAVEONE CHANCE TO STOP THIS

SPREADING PANIC.

WE MUST ISOLATE THE SOURCE OFTHE OUTBREAK.

OUR IMAGINATION!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)FOLKS, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,

BUT WAY BACK IN THE DAY WHEN IWAS A LITTLE KID AND I NEEDED A

QUESTION ANSWERED I ALWAYS USEDTO TURN TO MY FAVORITE FAMILY

MEMBER, TV.

(LAUGHTER)IT ANSWERED ALL THE BIG

QUESTIONS LIKE WHAT'S HAPPENINGAND WHO'S THE BOSS AND HOWDY

DOODY!

AND NOW I'D LIKE TO USE TV TOANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS IN MY

WEEKLY VIEWER MAIL SEGMENT THATI DO TWICE A YEAR.

IT'S TIME TO CHECK THE INBOX.

(LAUGHTER)HERE'S TODAY'S VIEWER LETTER.

WHERE WE GO -- HERE YOU ARE.

DEAR STEPHEN, WHICH IS THESUPERIOR SANDWICH THE B.L.T. OR

THE CLUB.

PLEASE SETTLE THIS, I'VE GOT ALOT OF MONEY RIDING ON IT,

SINCERELY POPE FRANCIS, THEVATICAN.

OKAY, YOUR HOLINESS, NOW I'VEAVOIDED THIS FOR YEARS BECAUSE

B.L.T. VERSUS CLUB IS THETHIRD-RAIL OF SANDWICH POLITICS.

A CONFLICT THAT DATES BACKCENTURIES, LIKE ISRAEL AND

PALESTINE -- IF JEWS AND MUSLIMSCOULD EAT EITHER SANDWICH.

BUT OBVIOUSLY I CAN'T IGNORE THECONTROVERSY ANY LONGER,

SO LET'S SINK OUR TEETH INTOTHIS ONE.

ON THE ONE HAND, YOU HAVE THEAMERICAN CLASSIC, THE B.L.T.

IT'S AN HONEST SANDWICH THATTELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO

KNOW RIGHT UP FRONT.

IT'S GOT BACON, LETTUCE ANDTOMATO.

ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU'VE GOTTHE CLUB.

WHAT DOES THAT ACRONYM EVENSTAND FOR?

CHICKEN, LETTUCE, UNDERWEAR ANDBALLOONS?

THAT'S DISGUSTING!

SOUNDS LIKE THE DUMPSTER OUTSIDEPARTY CITY.

PLUS THE B.L.T. IS INSPIRED BYGOD.

THE BACON, LETTUCE AND TOMATOREPRESENT THE HOLY TRINITY.

THE LETTUCE OF COURSE, THELETTUCE OF COURSE IS THE HOLY

GHOST BECAUSE NOBODY IS SURE WHYIT'S THERE.

(LAUGHTER)MEAN WHILE, THE CLUB ALSO HAS

BACON, LETTUCE AND TOMATO BUT ITRUINS THE PERFECT LINEUP BY

ADDING TURKEY.

THAT'S LIKE WHEN CROSBY, STILLSAND NASH RUINED THEIR LINEUP BY

ADDING A TURKEY!

(CHEERING)

HE, OF COURSE, IS LATER REPLACEDBY NEIL YOUNG WHO DID NOT HAVE

THE TURKEY'S VOCAL RANGE.

MEANWHILE THE B.L.T. IS A WARM,INVITING SANDWICH, WELCOMING TO

AL.

BUT THE CLUB SANDWICH IS SOEXCLUSIVE.

OH, WHAT'S THAT?

YOU WON'T LET ME INTO YOURSANDWICH CLUB BECAUSE I'M NOT

WEARING MY TENNIS WHITES AND MYLAST NAME DOESN'T END IN III?

YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF NERVESANDWICH --

WHICH I BELIEVE IS ALSO ONE OFYOUR INGREDIENTS.

NOT TO MENTION THE B.L.T. CANSTAND ON ITS OWN, WHEREAS THE

CLUB HAS NO STRUCTURE INTEGRITYAND MUST TO BE PROPPED UP BY A

DECORATIVE TOOTH PICK -- OR ASTHE CHILDREN CALL IT, MOMMY, THE

SANDWICH SHIVED ME IN THE MOUTH.

BUT HERE'S THE REAL CLINCHER,FOLKS, HERE'S THE REAL CLINCHER.

WHILE THE B.L.T. IS NESTLED BETWEEN TWO LIGHTLY TOASTED

BREAD SLICES, THE CLUB HAS THEAUDACITY TO ADD AN EXTRA LAYER

OF TOAST.

THAT'S RIGHT. IT'S A FREAKYBREAD THREE-WAY, A MINAGE-A

TOAST. OH BECAUSE EVERYONEALWAYS SAYING WHAT?

OH THIS SANDWICH IS SO GOOD, IJUST WISH IT HAD MORE BREAD?

AND HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSEDTO TOAST THREE PIECES OF TOAST?

OH, I KNOW, I'LL USE MYTHREE-SLICE TOASTER!

(BLEEP) YOU!

I'M SORRY, FOLKS!

NO, NO, NO!

IT'S NOT EVEN A CONTEST, THECLUB SNADWICH WILL DO IF YOU

HAVE FALLEN DOWN A CRAVASS ANDCAN'T EAT YOUR ARM.

THE CLEAR WINNER IS THE B.L.T.,IT'S AN AMERICAN HERO.

IT'S AN AMERICAN HERO THAT ISWAY BETTER THAN AN AMERICAN

HERO.

WELL I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOURQUESTION IL PAPA.

HOW ABOUT THOSE INDULGENCES IASKED FOR, NOW, OKAY?

THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BUILT THERETIREMENT HOME SO CLOSE TO

WHERE MY CAR WAS DRIVING.

JIM, LET'S CLOSE THE INBOX.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY!

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS THE C.E.O.

OF THE ROOM SHARING SERVICEAIRBNB.

EVERY B&B I STAYED IN HADAIR.

PLEASE WELCOME BRIAN CHESKY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HEY, BRIAN! THANKS SO MUCH FOR

COMING ON.

>> NICE TO MEET YOU.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, YOU'RETHE CO-FOUNDER AND C.E.O. OF

AIRBNB, A $10 BILLIONHOSPITALITY, HOSPITALITY

EXCHANGE COMPANY. WHATIS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AIRBNB

AND JUST HOME PROSTITUTION?BECAUSE YOU'RE SELLING YOUR

HOUSE THERE. SOME OF THESEHOUSES ARE LITERALLY ON

STREET CORNERS.

>> WELL, THE WHOLE IDEA IS WEHAVE THIS IDEA, WHAT IF YOU

COULD FEEL LIKE YOU'RE HOMEANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

AND WHAT WE WANTED TO DO IS TAKETHE STRANGERS OUT OF IT. SO...

>> Stephen: WELL, I HAVE HOMESALL OVER THE WORLD.

I CAN ALREADY DO THAT.

>> SO, THE IDEA IS THAT YOU CANSEE WHO YOU'RE BOOKING WITH, YOU

GET TO VIRTUALLY MEET THEMBEFORE AND WITH THE CLICK OF A

BUTTON YOU CAN LITERALLY HAVE ACASTLE IN IRELAND, A BOAT OFF

THE COAST OF CAPE TOWNOR ONE OF 34,000 HOMES IN

PARIS.

>> Stephen: HOW DO I KNOW THATTHE PERSON I'M STAYING WITH

IS NOT GOING TO KILL MEAND WEAR MY SKIN?

(LAUGHTER)>> SO THE WHOLE IDEA WAS

THAT THERE ARE NOSTRANGERS HERE.

YOU GET TO VIRTUALLY MEETPEOPLE, SO YOU SEE THEIR

PROFILE...>> Stephen: YEAH.

>> AND THE WHOLE THING WORKS OFFOF REPUTATION OF TRUST.

SO, YOU GET TO READ THE REVIEWSOF PEOPLE WHO STAYED WITH

THESE PEOPLE BEFORE THIS HOST.AND YOU CAN READ THE REVIEWS.

AND YOU CAN VIRTUALLY MEET THEM,YOU CAN MESSAGE THEM WHEN YOU'RE

COMFORTABLE. AND YOU JUST BOOK.

>> Stephen: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TODO THIS?

>> WELL, I WAS ACTUALLY, I MOVEDTO SAN FRANCISCO WITH MY

ROOMMATE JOE GEBBIA AND WECOULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY RENT.

THERE WAS A DESIGN CONFERENCECOMING TO SAN FRANCISCO,

ALL THE HOTELS WERE SOLD OUT. SOWE HAD THIS IDEA, LET'S JUST

TURN OUR HOUSE INTO A BED ANDBREAKFAST FOR THE CONFERENCE.

BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, I DIDN'THAVE ANY BEDS.

JOE HAD THREE AIR -- WE'D JUSTMOVED UP THERE.

AND I WAS TOTALLY BROKE AT THISPOINT.

JOE PULLED THREE AIR BEDS OUT OFTHE CLOSET, HE INFLATES THEM AND

WE REALIZE IT'S NOT A BED ANDBREAKFAST.

IT'S AN AIR BED AND BREAKFAST.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHY IT'SCALLED AIR B & B! OK!

>> YES.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: NOW THIS IS

SOMETIMES CALLED THENEW SHARING ECONOMY.

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: I MISSED THE DAYIN KINDERGARTEN WHERE THEY

TAUGHT US ABOUT SHARING.>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: I DON'T LIKE IT. ALLRIGHT?

>> OKAY.(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: WHAT? YOU'VE, WE'VEGOT UBER, YOU'VE GOT

TASK RABBIT, YOU'VE GOT YOUGUYS...

>> AND YOU'VE GOT...>> Stephen: EVENTUALLY, WILL

EVERYONE, YOU KNOW, BELOW THE 1%JUST BE HELPING EACH OTHER?

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS TAKINGOFF?

>> I THINK THIS IS TAKING OFFBECAUSE WITH THE, WHAT

THE SHARING KIND OF REALLY MEANSIS NOW PEOPLE IN 60 SECONDS CAN

BECOME MICROENTREPRENEURS. YOUCAN ADD A REPUTATION.

IF YOU HAVE A SKILL, AN ASSETYOU HAVE IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU CAN SHARE IT WITH SOMEBODYAND IT DOESN'T

MATTER WHAT ECONOMIC CLASSYOU'RE A PART OF. I THINK

WHAT THIS REALLY MEANS, I THINK,IS THAT PEOPLE NOW HAVE THE

POWER TO BECOME ENTREPRENEURS.

>> Stephen: OK, WHO DOESN'T LIKEYOU BECAUSE OF THIS BECAUSE

YOU'VE GOTTEN SOME HEAT FROMVARIOUS CITIES AND FROM HOTEL

CHAINS ABOUT THIS, HAVEN'T YOU?

>> I THINK PEOPLE WHO ARERESISTANT...

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU OR HAVE YOUNOT?

>> WE HAVE GOTTEN A LITTLE BITOF RESISTENCE.

>> Stephen: GOT A LITTLE BITOF HEAT?

>> GOT AN LITTLE BIT OFHEAT, YES.

>> Stephen: OK. ALL RIGHT, SOWHY?

>> YES. I THINK THAT THERE ARESOME PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO

CHANGE THE WAY THINGS ARE.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT.THAT BEING SAID, YOU KNOW, WE

LAUNCHED DURING THE ECONOMICCRISIS OF 2008 AND THERE WERE

PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEEDEDTHIS CHANGE TO HAPPEN AND I

THINK IT'S FUNDAMENTALLY A GOODTHING FOR THE WORLD.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: BUT YOU GUYS ARE

COMPETING, YOU GUYS, YOU GUYSARE COMPETING WITH THESE HUGE

HOTEL CHAINS, AND I GUESS WHATI'M ASKING IS:

SHOULD PEOPLE HAVE THE SAMERIGHTS AS CORPORATIONS?

(LAUGHTER)>> YOU KNOW, AIRBNB IS A

CORPORATION AND WE STARTED -- IWAS THE FIRST HOST WITH JOE ON

AIRBNB. I BELIEVE THAT,YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY EVERYONE

SHOULD BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE INTHE ECONOMY LIKE A CORPORATION

AND BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR.

>> Stephen: DO YOU STILL USEIT?

>> I STILL USE IT. I'M STILL AHOST AND I'M STAYING HERE

TONIGHT IN NEW YORK ACTUALLYACROSS FROM YOU IN

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING.

>> Stephen: OH REALLY?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVER HADA BAD EXPERIENCE WITH THE

AIRBNB?

>> I HAVE NOT HAD A BADEXPERIENCE. WELL ACTUALLY...

>> Stephen: AS THE C.E.O., IFYOU HAD SAID YES, I WOULD HAVE

FIRED YOU.

>> I DID STAY WITH A WOMANWHO HAD A PARROT AND THAT WAS A

LITTLE AWKWARD. BUT...

>> Stephen: ONE, ONE OF MYWRITERS WHO RECENTLY JOINED US

AT THE SHOW, SHE STAYED ATAN AIRBNB FOR ABOUT A MONTH

>> RIGHT.

>> Stephen: AND WHEN SHE LEFT,THE HOST GAVE

HER A WIDE SCREEN TV AND TWONAKED MANNEQUINS.

IS THAT STANDARD PROTOCOL?

>> WELL, I THINK THE IDEA ISTHAT, LIKE, A LITTLE BIT YOU

NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TOGET, AND I THINK THAT LIKE MANY

PEOPLE BECOME FRIENDS AFTERAND THERE'S THIS WONDERFUL

CULTURAL EXCHANGE. YOU KNOW,JUST TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE,

TONIGHT AROUND THEWORLD 375,000 PEOPLE ARE

STAYING TOGETHER AND LIVINGTOGETHER IN 160 COUNTRIES.

>> Stephen: WOW!

(APPLAUSE)WHAT'S YOUR TASTE OF THAT?

WHAT'S YOUR TASTE, WHAT'S YOURPERCENTAGE ON THAT?

>> WE TAKE 13% OFF EVERYBOOKING.

>> Stephen: WOW!

>> AND THEN THE WORLD CUP,600,000 PEOPLE WENT TO BRAZIL

FOR THE WORLD CUP.>> Stephen: YEAH.

>> ONE IN FIVE PEOPLE,120,000, WERE ALSO

STAYING IN AIRBNB.

>> Stephen: WOW. WELCOME,WELCOME TO THE FAVELA.

>> YES. EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: HERE'S YOUR BROKENBOTTLE.

>> YES. EXACTLY.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: IS THERE ANY PLACE

YOU AREN'T YET THAT YOU WANT TOBE?

>> WELL, WE'RE IN EVERY COUNTRYBUT NORTH KOREA, IRAN, SYRIA

AND CUBA. SO WE'RE...

>> Stephen: NORTH KOREA. WAIT,WAIT. NORTH KOREA...

>> IRAN...>> IRAN.

>> SYRIA AND CUBA.>> Stephen: AND CUBA. OK.

>> WE'RE NOT IN THOSE FOURCOUNTRIES. EMBARGOOS, AND

ALSO, OBVIOUSLY, NORTH KOREADOESN'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.

>> Stephen: NO. OR LIGHT.

>> YES. EXACTLY.

>> Stephen: WELL, WELL THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR JOINING ME.

BRIAN CHESKY, CO-FOUNDER OFAIRBNB.

CHECK IT OUT!

CHECK IT OUT!

WE'LL BE BACK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: THAT'S THE REPORT

EVERYBODY!

GOOD NIGHT!

♪♪(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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