Jimmy Fallon Has Some Side Jobs for Senators

Ben Sasse's Uber job sparks some suggestions

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was part of Jimmy Fallon's segment on senators. (Courtesy NBC's "The Tonight Show")
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was part of Jimmy Fallon's segment on senators. (Courtesy NBC's "The Tonight Show")
Posted November 18, 2016 at 3:32pm

A handful of senators made it to late-night TV earlier this week, but as the butt of some of Jimmy Fallon’s groan-inducing jokes.

Fallon told his audience that he read (perhaps in HOH?) that Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska moonlighted as an Uber driver. So, the comedian decided to guess the side jobs of a few other senators on NBC’s “The Tonight Show.”

“You might think that having a second job when you’re a U.S. senator is rare but we discovered that many senators actually have other jobs,” Fallon said.

Here are Fallon’s picks:

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.:  model for packages of men’s briefs.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.: 1970s game show host.

Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho: vice-president of the Unfortunate Name Society. (Fallon did, in fact, pronounce the senator’s name incorrectly.)

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii: president of the Unfortunate Name Society.

Flake tweeted at Fallon, thanking the comedian for including him.