Jacque is essential to As You Like It because in Shakespeare’s comedies the jesters and fools drive the plot. Jacque is not a jester strictly speaking but has some of the most witty and fun dialogue while being a lord and not of working class. This unadulterated cynical attitude is refreshing and foiled against the stark contrast of everybody’s bright optimism. He is less of a jokester than the other comic characters but does not lack witty remarks. It is his interesting combination of roles that makes him the best comic character in As You Like It.