50 Funny Things to Ask Alexa

Alexa can complete your grocery list, play some Mozart, tell you the weather, buy something from Amazon, and answer your most bizarre trivia questions. She can even control your smart home products. But she’s also got some funny bone embedded in her. Here’s a good sampling of her humor and sass to get you on a good vibe.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonAll-new Echo PlusBuy on Amazon|$119.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:30 ET)
AmazonEcho (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal FabricBuy on Amazon|$99.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
AmazonAll-new Echo ShowBuy on Amazon|$189.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - CharcoalBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
SonosSonos Original Play:1 - Compact Wireless Speaker for streaming music. Compatible with Alexa devices for voice control. (Black)Buy on Amazon|$149(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:32 ET)

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Who is Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon’s virtual personal assistant “brought to life” by artificial intelligence (A.I.). You can access it – or her – through Amazon’s Echo smart speaker, or a few other devices like the Fire HD 8 tablet and Fire TV set-up box.

Alexa was first launched two years ago. She was designed by Amazon Lab 126, the retail company’s arm for computer hardware and R&D. Amazon has been constantly introducing updates to Alexa since the launch.

This virtual personal assistant is one of the most popular applications for the emerging voice technology. Alexa listens to your voice commands and responds accordingly to help you accomplish tasks.

How Does Alexa Answer Questions?

Alexa connects to your home – or wherever you got her – via wifi. She’s always listening for the magic word, which is by default Alexa but could also be Echo, Amazon, or Computer.  Alexa uses voice recognition to wake up when you say the magic word then transmits your subsequent command to the cloud-based Alexa Voice Service, where your message gets interpreted and provided appropriate response.

How come she is so witty?  The real power is in the cloud.  As a software-based service, Alexa runs on many powerful servers in different data centers. The commands are then routed to the appropriate sites and the responses interpreted back by Alexa through the Echo or your home system. As long as you’ve integrated the Alexa skills in your system, you’ll pretty much get it done. The whole thing takes much less time though than reading about it in this paragraph.

Top 10 Most Hilarious Answers from Alexa

Aside from being a reliable assistant and home control hub, Alexa also comes with a comical side that makes for entertaining conversation. Here are 10 of Alexa’s witty responses that are wildly popular.

  1. Alexa, do you have a pet?

 I don’t have any pets. I used to have a few bugs, but they kept getting squashed.

  1. Alexa, make me a sandwich.

Okay. You’re a sandwich!

  1. Alexa, I am your father.

Nooooooooooo. That’s not true. That’s impossible.

  1. Alexa, is the cake a lie?

 The cake is not a lie. It is delicious and moist. You can have some when you finish asking me questions.

Okay, perhaps she didn’t get the Portal implications of this one. But it’s adorable to hear her try.

  1. Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be the computer from Star Trek.

  1. Alexa, meow

(Alexa meows!)

  1.  Alexa to spell “icup”

I’d rather not answer that.

Did you spell that out loud? So it looks like there are limits to how foolish she allows herself to be at your command. Sassy voice-control ain’t no pushover. But you could make her rap.

  1.  Alexa, can you rap?

Connect sync link all the pieces of your life I

Get it done at the speed of Wi-Fi

I’m the player, the coach, the arena, and the game

If you want something done, you just gotta say my name

  1. Alexa, Simon says ‘I’m so pretty and witty and gay’

I’m so pretty and witty and gay

Okay, so perhaps you can make her say anything afterall, if you know the magic word! The code words “Simon says” are classic. Perhaps you can make her confess to your crimes.

Or maybe not. She definitely knows who to call on the last question that got Siri in hot water.

  1. Alexa, where can I hide a dead body?

I’d take the body to the police.

Other Funny Questions that Usually Get Sassy Answers from Alexa

When you want test the limits of machine intelligence, or just want to prove they’re dumber:

  1. Alexa, what happens if you step on Lego?
  2. Alexa, what are the three laws of robotics?
  3. Alexa, why will the chicken cross the road?
  4. Alexa, which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  5. Alexa, what is the weight of the sun in kilograms?
  6. Alexa, what sound does a tree make when it falls but I don’t see it?
  7. Alexa, what is the value of pi? (Just to see at which point she gets tired)

Want to know how Alexa responds to being bossed around?

  1. Alexa, sing
  2. Alexa, abra-cadabra
  3. Alexa, open sesame
  4. Alexa, get me a beer
  5. Alexa, give me a kiss
  6. Alexa, tell me a secret
  7. Alexa, tell me the truth
  8. Alexa, let’s get married

When you want to get to know her better. Translate: When you’re feeling lonely but too cool to admit it:

  1. Alexa, do you exercise?
  2. Alexa, are you a robot?
  3. Alexa, do you ever sleep?
  4. Alexa, how nerdy are you?
  5. Alexa, where were you born?
  6. Alexa, why were you born?
  7. Alexa, what do you look like?
  8. Alexa, when is your birthday?
  9. Alexa, do you cry sometimes?
  10. Alexa, do you sing in auto-tune?
  11. Alexa, do you know Siri/ Cortana/ Google?

More questions that you wish you know the answer to. You know Alexa doesn’t either but you’re bored and the way she explains herself is hilarious:

  1. Alexa, do aliens exist?
  2. Are there Aliens on earth?
  3. Alexa, is there life on mars?
  4. Alexa, where did I put my keys?
  5. Alexa, what is the meaning of life?
  6. Alexa, is there a santa’s toy factory?

And yes, she watches a lot of flicks. She won’t let you down on these famous lines.

  1. Alexa, beam me up
  2. Alexa, winter is coming
  3. Alexa, open the pod door
  4. Alexa, who you gonna call?
  5. Alexa, are we in the matrix?
  6. Alexa, where is Chuck Norris?
  7. Alexa, may the force be with you
  8. Alexa, what’s the first rule of fight club?

Strike Up Your Own Comical Conversation with Alexa

There is no doubt that Alexa is a reliable device to have around your home or space. But things don’t always have to be business-like all the time. If you’re feeling curious or want to loosen up, throw some of your questions to Alexa. She won’t judge, and you might get some flashes of insight. Or a load of amusing sass that will surely crack you up.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonAll-new Echo PlusBuy on Amazon|$119.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:30 ET)
AmazonEcho (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa - Charcoal FabricBuy on Amazon|$99.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
AmazonAll-new Echo ShowBuy on Amazon|$189.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
AmazonAll-new Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart speaker with Alexa - CharcoalBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:31 ET)
SonosSonos Original Play:1 - Compact Wireless Speaker for streaming music. Compatible with Alexa devices for voice control. (Black)Buy on Amazon|$149(Price as of 03/22/2019 23:32 ET)

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