Stand Up HK
The debut comedy show from Stand-Up HK, Hong Kong’s newest bilingual comedy platform, features standup performances from eight Hong Kong comedians. It’s hosted by Stand-Up HK’s founder Eman Lam: Lam has spent the last four years performing her sets in Cantonese and English and touring around the States. Catch the English show at 7:30pm and yuk it up all over again in Cantonese at 9pm. Jun 18, 7:30pm. Culture Club Gallery, G/F, 15 Elgin St., Central, standup-hk.com. $160 at the door or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jimmy Carr in Hong Kong
One of the biggest comedy names to come out of the UK, Jimmy Carr makes his Hong Kong debut in August. The host of TV panel show “8 Out of 10 Cats” and frequent guest on “QI,” he’s legendary for his brash, cheeky humor. Guaranteed in the show: offensive one-liners, rude anecdotes, and way too many jokes about his knob (but that’s why you’re going, isn’t it?). Aug 24-25, 8pm. King George V School, 2 Tin Kwong Rd., Ho Man Tin. $488-888 from hkticketing.com/events/ HMJIMMY0816. In this auspicious Year of the Monkey, two different groups of performers representing the unique southern and northern styles of Chinese opera are coming to Hong Kong to perform the stories of the legendary Monkey King. From late June and late July, Chinese opera aficionados and those who are just curious can come check out the finest martial artists and virtuosic performers from the Shao Opera Art Research institute of Zhejiang and Youth Troupe of the Peking Opera Theatre of Beijing, as they bring some of the most beloved tales of the Monkey King to the big stage.
Jun 24-Jul 31, various times. Ko Shan Theatre
New Wing, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd., Hung Hom; Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd.,
Sha Tin; Tuen Mun Town Hall Auditorium, 3 Tuen Hi Rd., Tuen Mun. $120-380 from urbtix.hk.