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 hkticketing.com. 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 hkticketing.com. 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 urbtix.hk. 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. esidehk.com. $120 from urbtix.hk.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow