Over 50% of men believe they are the funniest people they know
Published Jul 27 2012, 14:57 BST | By Mayer Nissim
Most men believe they are the funniest person in their social circle, according to a new survey.
Research from Old Jamaica found that 55% of men think they are funnier than everyone else they know, compared to 22% of women.
Senior brand manager Heather Jones said: "One thing we did notice was how much more confident men were than women when it came to comedy.
"Men also keep more jokes up their sleeves, being able to tell an average of five funnies from memory; more than doubling the two that women can recall."
She added: "With wet weather and financial fears dominating the headlines, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Britain may be feeling a little blue this summer but that's certainly not the case.
"We may not necessarily think that the people around us are hilarious but, as the research shows, we're full of confidence when it comes to our own comedy flair and that's great news for the nationwide talent search we're currently undertaking."
The ginger beer brand has launched You Can't Beat An Old Jamaican competition, where entrants are invited to upload a joke-telling video to its Facbeook
page before July 30.
A selection of entrants will be given the chance to appear in a TV advert for the drink and the ultimate winner from a five-video shortlist will received a holiday for two to Jamaica.