Waze, the traffic and navigation app owned by Google, announced on Wednesday the partnership with comedian Hasan Minhaj, who is the latest personal navigator, entertaining users with relatable traffic commentary, jokes own jokes and other funny insights about driving.
Waze also launched new digital icons that appear on the Waze map. For example, users can get a “suburban dad” Minivan icon, which represents Minhaj’s status as a father, and a Hasan-inspired “Mood” icon, which is what the drivers (aka Wazers) look like in map. Once enabled, users can navigate the road in “suburban dad energy” mode.
To access the feature, go to “Customize your drive” in the menu and select Hasan Minhaj. While the new driving experience is available globally, voice directions are only available in English.
Waze is famous for its celebrity voice packages, which have previously featured stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil Patrick Harris and Morgan Freeman, to name a few. Currently, Waze offers voice directions from Christina Aguilera, the Jonas Brothers, Kehlani and more.
“I’m excited to partner with Waze as your personal navigator in my new driving experience,” Minhaj said in a statement. “The car is where I create 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 antics of driving and I love the opportunity to give everyone a laugh on the roads.
Minhaj tends to be well known for his lively nature and funny jokes about almost any topic imaginable, so users are likely to get a kick out of the new feature.