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Where They Hide The Crazy

It’s a ‘boundless possible’ life for Territory funny-woman Amy Hetherington, who will share a bit of crazy with Darwin fans before taking it on the road.

Her new show, Where They Hide The Crazy, was inspired by a review of her last national tour.

“I got a review that said Darwin is a place where Australia hides its crazy, which is great for a comedian, so I’ve taken that review and used it for this new show,” Hetherington says.

“It’s about the weirdness in the Territory, but also how we all hide our crazy inside of us – sometimes it’s nice to let that crazy out.”

In true Territory form Hetherington wrote the material at the height of the mango-madness season, making it fresh for the Top End crowds in January.

For a comedian whose previous show was titled Terminally Positive, the feeling of performing new material for the first time is anything but.

“It’s pure terror,” she laughs.

“And a lot of self doubt, but that’s all part of comedy – it’s the best and worst art-form of all time.”

Hetherington says there’s a fun challenge is writing material about the NT that southerners can relate to.

“There’s a lot of pride in Australia about the weirdness of the Territory,” she says.

“I’m going to try and hook in to some of that with this show.

“There’s a line in the Boundless Possible campaign – ‘you hear give it a go far more than you hear no’. I feel very corny that the government messaging hit me right in the heart-strings, but that’s what it’s about – I’ve never heard no.

“It leads to weird things happening when people say ‘go on, give it a go’.”

This is something Hetherington knows from experience, having recently auctioned off her granny panties for charity for $400.

“Saying yes has led to some weird things."

Thu 24 & Thu 31 Jan | 7.30pm | Happy Yess at Brown’s Mart | See the event listing

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