Chuckle Your Way Through Traffic Jams: Hasan Minhaj Partners With Waze
PALO ALTO, CA – Now, while negotiating residential lanes while avoiding traffic jams, it might be good to get on Waze, the Google-owned traffic, and navigation app so you could do it with a laugh. The company announced on May 17 that it was partnering with comedian Hasan Minhaj, who will be the driver’s personal navigator, entertaining users with relatable commentary on traffic, self-deprecating jokes, and other funny insights about driving.
“I’m excited to be partnering with Waze as your personal navigator in my new driving experience,” Minhaj said in a statement. “The car is where I come up with some of my best content — from jokes about traffic stalls to my experiences with the dreaded ‘Check Engine’ light. I think everyone can relate to the absurdities of driving and I love the opportunity to bring some humor to everyone on the roads.”
Waze is also launching new digital icons that appear on the Waze map. For instance, users can get a “suburban dad” minivan icon, which represents Minhaj’s status as a father, and a Hasan-inspired “mood” icon, which is how drivers appear on the map.
Waze is popular for its celebrity voice packages, which have previously featured stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Morgan Freeman.