I saw him as part of the comic relief of the show—and they kind of needed it in the beginning, before Saul Goodman appeared.
Much of the time, she is wonderfully funny about it, and good-humored, the supernatural her accomplice in comic relief.
But for all of her comic relief, Blankenship became a tragic figure in the Mad Men mythos, dying silently at her desk.
The show had moved to MTV in 1996, where his co-host, wise-cracking Adam Corolla, played the comic relief.
Goober Pyle and his happy go-lucky cousin Gomer offered endless hours of comic relief on The Andy Griffith Show.
It was well said of him that he "gave to the sad and solemn White House the only comic relief it knew."
This was the comic relief of an absurdly dramatic situation.
The comic relief supplied by the mad scenes spoils the tragic unity of the play.
Staking all on high moments is melodrama with no comic relief.
The horror and suspense had been so great that when it broke with comic relief the house was really hysterical.