These 11 Amazon Echo jokes and features show off the company’s unique sense of humour

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You probably knew Amazon’s Alexa was smart. But did you know it has a great sense of humour too?

The voice assistant inside the company’s line of Echo smart speakers, Alexa can set timers, play music, order a car, and even read to you at night.

That’s pretty impressive, but a know-it-all assistant could get irritating after a while. Luckily the whizzes at Amazon decided to lighten up Alexa with a sense of humour.

Alexa’s jokes often veer dangerously close to ones your dad might tell, but at times she can be pretty cheeky too. Amazon also seems to enjoy holidays — just in time for Halloween, it’s added some seasonally spooky jokes.

Here are 11 of our favourite Alexa jokes, spooky and otherwise:

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