Sajid Malik In: Drama Explain Comic Relief in Othello. Explain Comic Relief in Othello. OthelloShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 6 Questions 333 Answers 129 Best Answers 1,374 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 27, 2019 at 11:57 pm In Othello, Shakespeare expertly uses the role of the clown to provide some well deserved comic relief. Both in Act III, first when he converse with Othello about his wind instruments i.e haughty like Iago and then with Desdemona where he uses a play on the word \’lie\’ when she inquires about the whereabouts of Cassio. The use of puns and double entendres brings a level of levity to the otherwise intense acts and scenes and also help buld character sketches of Desdemona, Cassio etc. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Select as best answer Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.