Jimmy Carr is returning to New Zealand and he's gathering all of his best jokes as well as some brand new material for the trip.

It's being billed as Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour, so you'll definitely be seeing some of the British comedian's more well-known material but he's also known for thinking on the spot and interacting with audiences so you're guaranteed to get something new.

Carr has been on the stand-up scene for about 15 years, and in that time, he's performed nine sell-out tours, including thousands of shows for more than two million fans around the world.

He's also a well-known face on television having hosted shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats, The Big Fat Quiz, Distraction and more. He's won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award.

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He's also widely recognised as one of the most inappropriate comics on the circuit.

Now, he's bringing all that experience and all that filth to New Zealand for seven shows around the country on January 15-22, starting in Auckland and ending in Dunedin.

Tickets go on sale 9am, October 9. See jimmycarr.com for more info and Ticketmaster or Ticketek for tickets.