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.
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.