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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, 7pm, 9:15pm; Aug 25, 8pm. King Ge­orge V School, 2 Tin Kwong Rd., Ho Man Tin. $488-888 from hk­tick­et­ The stand-out per­form­ers from the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fest are mak­ing their rounds through Asia. Catch a show­case of Aus­tralia’s best fun­nyper­sons, in­clud­ing Mel But­tle, Bob Franklin, Ivan Aris­tegui­eta, Sam Taun­ton and the UK’s Phil Wang as they make their stop at the Fringe Club. Jul 18-24. Fringe Un­der­ground per­for­mances at 8pm, Jul 18-24. Fringe Up­stairs per­for­mances at 7:30pm, Jul 22-23. Fringe Club, 2 Lower Al­bert Rd.,

Cen­tral. $250-395 from hk­tick­et­ There’s a play within a play, enchanted woods, a fairy queen run­ning game on a lit­eral asshead, and two ado­les­cent cou­ples wak­ing up naked in a field, all or­ches­trated by a shrewd and knav­ish sprite—there’s a lot to love in Shake­speare’s com­edy, and even more to love in the Royal New Zealand Bal­let’s tour­ing adap­ta­tion of it. Set to a score by Men­delssohn and per­formed by this world class as­sort­ment of dancers, “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” is one you won’t want to wake up from. Oct 7-8, 7:45pm; Oct 9, 3pm.

Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd.,

Sha Tin. $160-420 from Out­shine by E-Side Dance Com­pany

The lat­est con­tem­po­rary dance series by the E-Side Dance Com­pany takes au­di­ence mem­bers to a mag­i­cal place, Idea-topia, where or­di­nary ob­jects and daily tasks—wait­ing, light, dark­ness and inan­i­mate ob­jects—are im­bued with cre­ativ­ity through the art of dance by dancers and chore­og­ra­phers Fan Luo, Yuh Egami, Noel Pong and Li Yongjing. Jul 8-9, 8pm. Ngau Chi Wan

Civic Cen­tre, 11 Clear Wa­ter Bay Rd., Choi Hung. es­ $120 from

Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val Road­show

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