They say laughter is the best medicine. If that's the case, seeing a doctor doesn't seem too bad if it's comedian Luwita Hana administering it with her witty sense of humour. We talked to the comical farceur on how she comes up with relatable content for the masses, what counts as a joke and more.
In your own words, how would you describe your comedic style?
It’s deadpan, biting. Witty and cosmopolitan.
Your videos on Instagram are hilarious — can you share with us the process behind making them?
Thank you so much! I shoot them in my car after my morning coffee. They are 15-second single takes which, together with the good audio quality I get from the car acting like a sound booth, removes the need for any editing. I enjoy how quickly I can put them together and get them out.
Can you share with us your experience of being a comedian in Malaysia? Is it a tough market to break into?
Personally, it has been tough for me. I don’t tell Malaysian-centric jokes in a Malaysian accent with a Malaysian cadence — that makes me less palatable and marketable.
Comedians exist to observe and comment on society and existence...if you choose to address a topic people might consider sensitive, handle it tastefully.
How has your humour changed/evolved over time?
Great question. I’m way, way more into silly, senseless comedy these days. [laughs]
Favourite joke you’ve told so far?
It changes all the time. But I will say that my personal favourite tends not to be an audience favourite haha!
Comedians around the world are having their jokes scrutinized in the wake of political correctness — what is your stance on this?
Comedians exist to observe and comment on society and existence. No subject matter is too sacred to be exempt; if you choose to address a topic people might consider sensitive, handle it tastefully.
Do you think anyone can have a sense of humor?
Oh I should hope so!
What are your best 3 tips for aspiring comedians to ace their first stand up comedy act?
Write what is funny to you. Spend lots of time going over it before the show. Enjoy yourself on stage.
Lastly, please list 3 of your favourite local creative crushes that you wish to shoutout!