There are quite a number of things we now take for granted in Wrocław that we never looked like having before. Stand-up comedy in English is one of them.
Not long after Wrocław Uncut embarked on its own journey five years ago, a small group of Americans helped form what was to become a regular stand-up comedy circuit in Wrocław.
Since then a whole host of local comics have come to the fore, including the fantastic Christian Dumais, Peter la Villa and more recently, Keelah Rose Calloway. Performers living in other countries and other Polish cities have also taken part over the years.
Now the stand-up comics who set up World Wide Comedy, Famous Jim Williams and The Derrek Carriveau, are back again after a summer break for a special 5th anniversary gig at Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant on September 13th. The show will also feature some special guests, and according to the organisers, "quite possibly some cake".
If you can't make that gig, there are a number of other comedy events on the horizon. One of those is the open-mic night next Monday evening at Niebo, a fortnightly event that has seen some performers impress enough to earn their shot at a real gig.
Later on in the month, on September 24th, Mleczarnia will host a show featuring three regulars on the stand-up comedy scene in Krakow, two of whom have ties to Wroclaw (Tomasz Biskup and Damian Skora) and the last all the way from Australia (Ashley Keith).
As the nights draw in, October sees the return of Pulp Non-Fiction, World Wide Comedy's on-going storytelling series with true stories told in a funny way.
Then before the winter kicks in there's also the Halloween open-mic (October 30th) and a special tie-in with Toastmasters (November 14th) to look forward to.
For all the latest on ticket sales and upcoming stand-up gigs, you can follow the World Wide Comedy Facebook Page.