Blood, death, and tragedy are the first things that spring to mind when discussing Game of Thrones. While the show has certainly been consistent in wallowing audiences in near-constant misery, it has also been incredibly funny at times. Although these laughs are sprinkled over heavy bouts of extreme violence and utterly heart-wrenching twists, many brilliant sequences have relied on humor over drama. Comedic relief is extremely important in drama and especially when it is as thick as it is on Game of Thrones. From Tyrion’s wit through to Tormund’s crush, these are 10 moments which actually made as laugh instead of cry.
10. Lady Olenna’s Biting Wit
Unlike the majority of the characters on the show, Lady Olenna does not mince words. Her tendency to speak her mind is refreshing and she has proven to be one of the most popular characters on the show because of this (that, and Dame Diana Rigg’s brilliant performance). She has many great quotes which could make this list, but we have narrowed it down to her very frank conversation with Tywin when he comes to her to discuss the plan to wed Loras to Sansa. Tywin instead offers to marry Loras to Cersei, but Olenna declares her too old. Tywin counters this by referencing Loras’ homosexuality and asks if she denies, to which she replies, “Oh no, not at all. A sword swallower through and through.” She goes on to ask if Tywin had ever experimented in his youth, and then hints at the rumors of incest between his children, shutting the Lannister patriarch down right quick.