There aren't many laughs to be found in the series, though the BBC radio drama adaptation is slightly more campy and includes a few more funny lines — quite a few of them courtesy of Pantalaimon, who's become a bit of a Deadpan Snarker in this version.
On getting Iofur Raknisson to cooperate:
Pan: Flatter him. Tell him he smells nice.
On locating the window through the worlds:
Lyra: It's really like a window? Will: Yeah — only — it's not like anything you've ever seen before as well. Pan: That's helpful. "Like a window you've never seen before." Huh!
In the museum:
Lyra: A human skull with holes in it? And there's Stanislaus Grumman's! Pan: You've got a thing about skulls. Lyra: I haven't! Pan: Have. Lyra: The museum's deserted. Let's ask the alethiometer about it. Pan: It'll say you have an unhealthy obsession, and you ought to take up playing the recorder.
Lyra making an omelette in the second book.
Many of Lyra's fanciful embellishment in the first half of the first book, especially descriptions of Lord Asriel's duels and epic cunning.