‘Nothing to be Done’ but laugh

by Herbertimo on February 11, 2014

Comedian Luwita Hana Randhawa does look a little serious below. She looks like someone who probably doesn’t take a lot of nonsense. Someone who would handle a heckler with a dry, sassy quip that would leave everyone wishing they’d thought of such a line, because everyone has those “If only I’d said that” moments. I bet even the foolish heckler would appreciate the way that they’d been knocked down a peg or two.

Luwita, looking half dry, half sassy, mostly funny Luwita, looking half dry, half sassy, mostly funny

That, of course, is not an invitation to heckle Luwita when you go and see her Fringe Festival show, Nothing to be Done, which is on at Fringe Bar on Allen street for 3 nights only, Feb 19-21st.

Luwita is practically a local – she attended Victoria university for three years and prefers her coffee in a Peoples Coffee cup. This means that, despite declaring herself as ‘made in England, raised in South Africa and Brazil, and from Kuala Lumpur b*tch(WARNING: there’s coarse language in that wee clip, for those that don’t appreciate comedians with a dose of ‘adult’ language), we as Wellingtonians can do what all New Zealand media do and make this about us.

Luwita is one of a few young, female comics on the rise in the Malaysian scene and in fact is the first Malaysian to perform at the New Zealand Fringe Festival, that’s obviously all thanks to Victoria University and Wellington and probably even the people of the region! Nice work us!

Luwita describes her show ‘Nothing to be Done’ as “The collected musings and broodings of a twenty-something former international student of Wellington. Half dry, half sassy and mostly funny. Thumbs up.” When prompted she also described herself as ‘probably Ray from Girls’ so I’m not sure where that ‘Thumbs up” confidence comes from. I assume, as one anecdote goes, that after sitting down to eat some delicious fried rice in a food court only to have the lights go out and then being able to perform a stand up comedy routine, like it ain’t no thing, gives you an innate ability to step up to what is thrown at you. These interesting events and how Luwita deals with them provide plenty of scope for her show where she tends to poke fun at herself and her life.

With a show trailer like THIS how can you not be intrigued enough to get booking tickets right now.

AND if $15 is too much for you to fork out for 45 minutes of comedy then you’re in luck. We have two double passes to give away! Just leave a coherent, polite comment below and we’ll draw two lucky winners! You have from now until 12 pm Monday 17th to get your name in the hat.

Jess February 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

As a mostly sassy but not very funny international Wellingtonian myself, I think I could learn a lot from this show. Pick me!

Herbertimo February 18, 2014 at 7:42 am

Congrats Jess! Thanks to our lucky random number generator – you’ve won a double pass to Nothing to be Done! Pick your date: 19th, 20th, 21st and get in touch soon via reply comment or twitter.

Matt Ward February 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Yes please tickets would be lovely.

Clayton February 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Hi Wellingtonista, I would love to take my lady friend to this show if there were still passes available.

Thank you, and good night.

Em February 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Tickets would be spectacular! Rocking the fringe and show looks excellent.

Kay February 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm

You can’t beat Wellington for culture, entertainment and intellectual stimulation 🙂 Fringe theatre shows a great addition to that mix!

Krystle February 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

This show sounds great, would love to see it 😉

Olsen February 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm


TZHS February 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Luwita! So funny!

Herbertimo February 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

Congrats TZHS! Thanks to our lucky random number generator – you’ve won a double pass to Nothing to be Done! Pick your date: 19th, 20th, 21st and get in touch soon via reply comment or twitter.

TZHS February 18, 2014 at 10:43 am

Awesome! Thank you so much!
Could I go on the 20th?

Herbertimo February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

Not a problem! Shall I put TZHS as the name on the door?

TZHS February 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

Could you put Thane Houston-Stevens on the door please.

Herbertimo February 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Sorted Thane 🙂 Enjoy!

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