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The poster boy of obscenity in a designer suit, you’ve surely seen his particular brand of cheeky British comedy cropping up on any given English panel show – with appearances on Would I Lie To You and Big Fat Quiz along with hosting gigs on 10 O’Clock Live and 8 Out of 10 Cats (now in its fifteenth series).

Now you can see Jimmy Carr in his element when Funny Business, his new live show, makes its way to Sydney on the Australian leg of his international tour.

Even more outrageous on stage, Carr’s show will be packed with one-liners, stories and jokes – unleashing thick and fast on a sliding scale of clever and outlandishly rude.

Carr has built a reputation as an intelligent comedian (even having written a book on the art of humour) and is an unapologetic “posh man who says crude things”, but his cutting observations and well-executed puns are often dotted with generic chauvinism.

So if you do go in for a heckle (and Carr does indeed encourage a good old fashioned heckle), one can’t tell if you’ll be met with outstanding wit or a rudimentary stab about “your mum”.

Be prepared to see the man you know from television in full form, unbarred by broadcast censoring. (AM)

Jan 18–22. State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney. $79.90+bf. Tickets & info: ticketmaster.com.au