Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Amy Hetherington – Terminally Positive – The Producer’s Bar (26.02.17)

The first thing you need to know about Amy Hetherington is that she’s possibly the happiest person you could come across. Spend an hour in her company and you’ll come away feeling like you’ve been injected with a ray of sunshine itself.

This is exactly what her Adelaide Fringe show, Terminally Positive, aims to do.

It’s a show that proclaims to not be a self-help seminar, yet the audience gets a lesson in looking at the brighter side of life and seeking the silver lining in the quirkiest of clouds. Coming to us from Darwin, Hetherington’s humour is one of a kind; she uses her experiences of being up north and co-existing with a vast variety of characters and personalities to brilliant effect.

You don’t feel like you’re watching a comedian running over the same bit they’re likely to do at countless comedy festivals; with Hetherington, you’re listening to a mate regale you with crazy tales about her family, the NT wildlife and previous experiences she’s had on the comic road.

There’s no surprise that Hetherington’s brand of stand up has won acclaim at the Darwin Festival, the 2015 RAW Comedy finalist has an effortless charm and demeanour about her person that makes her easy to be in the same company. A bright potential that has much goodness ahead yet – the future is bright, lucky Hetherington has the personality to match.

This season has ended. The reviewer saw this show on February 26th.


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