Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LOOK LOCAL - Greig John­ston

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 light­hearted and en­er­getic.

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

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,” she 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.”

North­ern Ter­ri­tory co­me­dian Amy Hether­ing­ton.

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