(Almost) Bi-Lingual Comedy
Jim Williams comedic prowess can be best described as, witty, absurd, playful, and even sentimental. However, he also possesses a penchant for catching audiences off guard and going for the throat, biting into the proverbial funny bone with the ferocity of a hungry, feral dog.
Jim’s stand-up shows are served with a heaping side-order of catharsis. His brutally honest stories often focus on life abroad and his personal adventures as a foreigner in Poland for 13 years: almost dying in the Polish mountains, having bi-lingual kids, visiting the emergency room (four times), being in the semi-finals of Poland’s Got Talent, smoking, quitting smoking, and starting smoking again, and traveling and performing across Europe. Jim also dives head-first into universal topics like parenthood, marriage, mental illness, life, death, and everything in between.
Jim performs in his native language of English, but also performs in Polish, flipping the cute, heavily accented foreigner “What a country!” convention on its head. He walks the fine line between raising the proverbial mirror to Polish audiences, pointing out how completely insane their country and culture is, and offending his adopted country to the point of being deported.
Jim is responsible for starting the English comedy scene in Wroclaw, ]Krakow, Lodz, and Poznan. He’s toured around central Europe, performed in Russia and The Netherlands (including the Utrecht Comedy Festival). In Poland he’s been on TV several times, including Comedy Central Polska (all performances were in Polish).