Research has now confirmed why the youngest sibling is the funniest

I need to apologize to all of the older brothers and sisters out there. The youngster rules!


Most families have their own ‘comedian’, or a kid that is responsible for making everyone laugh. These talented kids, with their jokes, pranks or stories, try to provide a good time to all family members. Everyone enjoys with these jokes and everyone likes having a good time in order to forget the everyday problems, at least for a moment.

The general opinion is that this role of jokester is usually attributed to the older kids. People believe that the older kids know more jokes and know how to make everyone laugh. The other kids are the learners and act like an audience. However, the recent research published by YouGov shows something very different.

YouGov published a research that indicates people might be wrong. These unexpected results of the research show that actually the youngest kid in the family is in most cases the funniest one. The research explains that this is due to the fact that the older kids are engaged in more serious every day activities. This means that the older kids have some other matters to work on, while the youngest kids have more time to engage themselves in telling jokes or funny stories.

The research adds:

“Splitting out the first and last born siblings in British families with more than one child (86 per cent of the population), a clear divide in personality traits emerges.”

These claims are supported by the participants’ answers as well. The results show that some 54% of the older children think that they are more responsible than the younger ones. This creates space to the younger kids to show off and entertain the family.

What’s the situation in your family? Is the youngest kid the funniest?