YouTube prankster hijacks Angel of the North with huge dad joke

The former Newcastle University student was ambitious with his father-inspired stunt

Max Fosh targeted the Angel of the North (Image: YouTube)

A viral YouTube prankster hijacked the Angel of the North to use the iconic wings as a canvas for a series of dad jokes.

The stunt took place earlier this month and was orchestrated by former Newcastle University student Max Fosh who now has 600,000 YouTube subscribers.

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Fosh explained in the video, posted on Sunday, January 16 that the idea was a tribute to his father, who had a penchant for awful dad jokes.

The comedian broke through on Radio Tyneside, where he used to host a show featuring a segment where he sparred off with his father in 'Dad Joke Tennis'.

Fosh has now made a name for himself for pulling off gags similar to that at the Angel of the North.

He appeared on Australian television when searching for a woman from a stock photograph and even ran in the 2021 London Mayoral Elections.

He has also toured as a stand-up comedian, performing at London's prestigious Clapham Grand.

In the recent stunt, Fosh paid £5,000 to hire a large projector to beam the jokes onto the Angel of the North.

In the video the YouTuber said: "I love my dad very much, he's a man who is warm, loves Les Miserables and has legally admitted I'm his favourite child.

"But his favourite thing in the world by a long way has to be dad jokes.

"I wanted to do something nice for the biggest dad joke teller I know, by taking my dad's biggest dad joke, and really making it my dad's biggest dad joke."

The YouTube video has already been viewed nearly 150,000 times since its publication on Sunday.