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Russell Peters' Hong Kong tickets on sale for one-night show in March

Comedian Russell Peters

Tickets are now on sale for Canadian comedian Russell Peters' one night only show at AsiaWorld-Expo on March 22.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 5:05am 1 comment

Comedian Jim Davidson arrested in Jimmy Savile probe

Jim Davidson. Photo: Reuters

British television presenter Jim Davidson has denied claims made against him after becoming the latest celebrity to be arrested by police probing sexual abuse allegations.

Metropolitan Police said officers from Operation Yewtree, set up last year to investigate claims of abuse against late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile, had detained two men in their 50s on suspicion of sexual offences.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:48am

Tastemaker: Arj Barker

Photo: Corbis

"That Flight of the Conchords guy" - for years, comedian Arj Barker has had to live with that alter-ego. As supporting character Dave, Barker won plaudits and broke through to the comedy mainstream for his role in the cult HBO show. But fame has its drawbacks, and ever since the show ended its two-season run in 2009, he's been saddled with that somewhat unflattering description.

18 Nov 2012 - 1:54pm

Censoring parody no joke, says comedian

Jim Chim Sui-man fears that his next stage production, Mr Rubber Man, could be his last before he is put behind bars.

The comedian, who parodies copyrighted works extensively and shares videos of his productions online, is among numerous artists who could be sued if legislators pass changes to copyright law.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hats on for a new start

Jim Chim Sui-man, comedian

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Shake a leg!

'I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.' Henny Youngman, American comedian (1906 - 1998)

Leg meanings

The word 'leg' has five different meanings. Can you pick them out from these eight suggestions?

1 the front part of a car

2 one of the lower limbs on a person's or an animal's body

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? No matter, this comedy act won't get lost in translation

Germans are known for their cars, engineering, great coffee makers, efficiency, beer ... their sense of humour? Not so much. But being half-German, I'm quite happy to chuck that stereotype and welcome Hong Kong's first visiting German comedian, who's apparently a favourite of the comedy-club scene in Europe.

8 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Funny business

Stony-faced, Damien Lee Ka-fai launches into a litany of woes. 'I'm a high-school dropout, I don't have a job, I don't have a girlfriend - or boyfriend,' he says, drawing bursts of laughter from the crowd before concluding, 'I'm a loser.'

25 May 2007 - 12:00am

Tokyo

Heard the Japanese joke about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's sex life? The Emperor's? Me neither. I doubt they exist. Not ones you can tell in public anyway, which is odd because in private Japanese people often laugh like drains at their hopeless politicians and tax-gobbling imperial family.

25 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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