Review by Kieran Eaton
Amy Hetherington is Terminally Positive is show about happiness. It is understandable that comedians want their audience to be happy but often we hear about the old story of the sad clown. This is not the case for Darwin comic – Amy Hetherington, as she is a glass half full kind of girl. She even mentions the light side of hecklers, in her currently five years as a stand-up comedian. Her definite strength in comedy is her crowd work, where all her audience volunteers work diligently for her act – in being so relaxed they are funny themselves! Hetherington interacts with some like they are family (well, some were!) Her laid-back honesty is a breath of fresh air in a world of narcissistic entertainers.
When you first see a bunch of balloons floating on her stage, you automatically absorb her feeling of lightness. Hetherington opens by pretending to be a self-help guru and this audience happily accepts that she is joking and the show is just about her optimism. This natural presenter has a sunny disposition that you can tell just by looking at her. However, she does break this down by spreading the love – in having a part where she gets a couple to give answers to a series of questions and see if they match. Hetherington controls the outcome by having answers by use of the same bunch of picture cards. This was successfully achieved and was a highlight of this kind-hearted show.
Amy Hetherington is Terminally Positive is night out for those who want their fun less cynical.
When: 14th – 18th February 2017 | 6:40pm
Where: Noodle Palace | Fringe Central | PERTH
Info: Duration 60 minutes | Suitable 15+
About Laura Money
Is an avid theatre goer, reader, art gallery guide and museum enthusiast. She enjoys all aspects of theatre, from the deep and meaningful to the whimsical and kitsch. As lover of all things in the world of humanities, she is very proud of the vibrant art scene in Perth. It truly is an exciting place to be!
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