Terminally Positive: Northern Territory optimist hits Fringe World

Terminally Positive is not your usual comedy show.
Terminally Positive is not your usual comedy show.

IF you thought comedy had to be acerbic, derogatory and cruel, think again.

Northern Territory comedian Amy Hetherington is looking to turn that notion on its head, with a show that promises to be optimistic, joyful and free from cynicism.

Terminally Positive is a light-hearted and energetic reflection on life.

Hetherington observes the world through a bizarre lens, sharing her observations with honesty, razor-sharp wit and an air of cheekiness.

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The show highlights the joys of life in the Northern Territory, the dangers of an optimistic father and how terminal positivity helped Amy through the world’s most awkward wetsuit adventure.

“Terminally Positive is a bit different to a lot of comedy shows out there. It’s optimistic, it looks on the bright side … I guess it’s a bit like me,” Hetherington said.

“I think living in the Northern Territory has provided me with an endless stream of comedy material and strange stories to share.

“It hasn’t held me back, but there are definitely challenges in being so isolated from the main comedy scenes in Australia.

“I’m really excited to share this show after selling out at Darwin Festival. It’s interactive, terminally positive – and contagious.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Amy Hetherington is Terminally Positive

Where: Noodle Palace, Northbridge

When: February 14 to 18

Tickets: www.fringeworld.com.au