Albany’s comedy queen Amy Hetherington is coming home for two nights of guaranteed laughs. The Albany Senior High School graduate, pictured, has been busy performing at the Perth Fringe World festival but she has made time to head home to perform at Six Degrees. She will be doing more than just telling jokes, though. She will be also be running a comedy workshop and MCing the inaugural Six Degrees Albany Comedy Competition. Hetherington said having grown up in Albany, she knew there were plenty of funny characters. “I’d love to see a regular comedy night in Albany and find all the funny people here,” she said. “It’s such a creative city and there are so many interesting storytellers. Comedy is one of those art forms that is for everyone. You don’t have to be a professional performer or a theatre- head, you’ve just got to have some yarns to share. “If my childhood and high school years are anything to go by, there are plenty of characters in Albany with a wicked sense of humour.” Hetherington described herself as an “oversharing storyteller” with a focus on optimism and joy. She said all types of comedians were welcome on stage, even those fond of telling “dad jokes”. “Whether you tell one-liners and dad jokes or you have hilarious and unbelievable stories to share, the vibe of my show is super positive and upbeat — no heckling, no stress,” she said. “Of course it’s daunting to start something new, especially something out of your comfort zone, but I’ve always found when I do this that you learn something about yourself and grow as a human being.” The workshop will take place on Wednesday, March 11 before the open mic comedy show on March 12. To register for the workshop, visit bit.ly/2TryM7g.