From Hollywood to LAX, it’s Jimmy Kimmel not-so-live. The American comedian has a new gig greeting flyers as they pass through Los Angeles‘ international airport.

Jimmy Kimmel was announced this morning as one of a line-up of famous Angelenos to join LAX’s payroll.

Don’t worry, his new duties won’t take him away from the late-night talk show.

Read on for what’s actually going on:

 

JIMMY KIMMEL WON’T ACTUALLY WELCOME ME TO THE AIRPORT, WILL HE?

He will. But also, he won’t.

Jimmy Kimmel is part of LAX’s ‘Voice of Los Angeles’ program that’ll see famous personalities record welcome messages for travellers.

Four famous personalities have been selected to kick off the program including the comedian, Justin Turner (baseman for Los Angeles Dodgers), Gustavo Dudamel (renowned conductor) and Susan Feniger (chef and TV personality).

Their recorded messages will play on the airport’s overhead announcement system at the curb and inside each terminal. They’ll rotate throughout the day and will be replaced on a regular basis with new voices.

 

WHY IS LAX GOING ALL OUT ON ITS WELCOMING?

Why not?!

Messages from well-known people will make every visitor’s trip memorable from the moment they touch down.

They’ll also help distract visitors from LAX’s renovation works while “improving the overall visitor experience”, said Chief Experience Officer Barabara Yamamoto.

“This really falls into the ambience category,” she said.

Can’t wait for that Kimmel welcoming to Los Angeles! In the meantime, click here to listen to them from your computer.