Want the voice of one of the most annoying men in America to tell you even more annoying jokes? Now you can!
Jimmy Fallon unveiled a new partnership with Amazon on his Tonight Show on Monday. For the next month, if Echo users ask Alexa to “tell me a joke,” she’ll introduce her “friend Jimmy.”
“Jimmy” will then deliver the groaners.
Fallon is not the first celeb to collaborate with the mega-corporation behind a smart assistant. In February, Gordon Ramsay came to the Echo via an Alexa skill that allowed users to ask Ramsay what he thought of their cooking; naturally, he answered with an insult. In a much more enticing partnership, Google got John Legend to lend his voice to Google Home Assistant in May. The R&B revelation and husband of Chrissy Teigen can read Google Home Assistant users their weather or even deliver their wake up message.
The Fallon partnership delivers a bit of levity for Amazon, which recently angered New Yorkers by choosing Queens as its next HQ location — and getting over a billion in tax breaks, from an already overflowing city with crumbling infrastructure, for a Jeff Bezos helipad.
But as we know, Jimmy Fallon is just fine with cozying up to morally repugnant power brokers. Remember the Trump head-patting incident, in which he palled around with our soon-to-be autocrat in chief?
Here’s a good one, Jimmy: what did the public say to the richest man there ever was?
We’ll let you figure out the punchline for yourself.