There are plenty of characters from “Game of Thrones” who would fit right in at a baby shower. Sansa, for one, at least before her recent stint as a goth, would be a natural for tiny baby clothes and terrible party games. Margaery would likely have a smirkily good time. Daenerys would almost certainly be the perfect party guest, so long as she’s kept away from the fireplace.
It seems less likely that Melisandre, the red priestess, would be at the top of anyone’s invitation list, but that’s exactly what makes the sketch on Thursday night’s episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” so funny.
Without a doubt, there’s no way this sketch would work without the magnificent and surprisingly hilarious performance by Dutch actress Carice van Houten. Her attempts at small talk, as well as her strained take on smiling make it one of the best late night clips in ages. That's high praise for a sketch that revolves around the relatively basic premise of “Melisandre attends Seth Meyers' baby shower.”
But Melisandre brought more than just laughs to the sketch — set at a baby shower for Seth Meyers and his expectant wife, Alexi Ashe — even going so far as to make reference to the questionable death of Jon Snow at the end of Season 5. When Melisandre mentions that she’s pretty sure Jon Snow is dead, Seth follows up with, “Pretty sure he’s dead?” to which she hesitantly deadpans, “Well, at least that’s the way it was left."
Watch all the bizarre laughs of the “Red Baby Shower” below.
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