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 Hong Kong Dance Company’s new experimental dance performance is based on the Chinese literary folktale “Dream of the
Red Chamber.” In this tale, a goddess who created mankind casts out a stone, which is then incarnated into a mortal boy, who leads a life of drama and family feuds. In “Reveries of the Red Chamber,” the dance company takes on three different interpretations of the story, bringing it to life and to the contemporary mind through poetry and movement. Aug 5-7, 7:45pm; Aug 6-7, 3pm. Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui. $250 (free seating) from hkdance.com.