New research has revealed that dads in Scotland are the “least funny” of all fathers in the UK.
A survey conducted by Highland whisky distillery Tomatin found that just 19% of Scots thought their dads were the funniest members of their family, compared to 20.3% in the rest of the UK.
The firm has enlisted the help of comedy veteran Fred MacAulay to share some of his favourite dad jokes in the run-up to Father’s Day.
He said: “The Dad joke is notoriously unfunny — steeped in captain-obvious observations and painful puns, so it was a bit of a challenge delivering them with comedy kudos, but it was really good fun.”
Scottish fathers are also most likely to have two left feet, as 15% of Scots said their dad’s dancing was their most embarrassing trait. The total for the rest of the UK was just 11.9%.
Tomatin’s Jennifer Masson said: “Most dads are notorious for their fashion sense, dancing and jokes – much to the embarrassment of their children.
“So, we thought in celebration of Father’s Day this weekend, we would ask the Scottish public to find out what they think and what better way to raise a glass to all the dads out there.”