It Just So Happened - an alternative history show

Stand-up comedians present short historical ‘on this day’ pieces then discuss some history of the location where the live show recording takes place

IJSH09 - GUILDFORD Fringe Festival - 24th July 2019

September 30th, 2019

Recorded in the Star Inn in Quarry Street in Guildford, as part of The Guildford Fringe Festival. With guest panellists Sam Stay, Fiona Spreadborough, Danny Buckler and Matthew Baylis, the recording was hosted by Richard Pulsford.

The panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 24th July in history, before discussing topics from the history of Guildford.

IJSH08 - BEDFORD Fringe - 22nd July 2019

September 19th, 2019

Recorded in the Studio at the Quarry Theatre at St Luke's, as part of The Bedford Fringe. With guest panellists Paul Kerr, Ben Aveling, John Rands and Simon Munnery, the recording was hosted by Richard Pulsford.

The panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 22nd July in history, before discussing topics from the history of Bedford. 

IJSH07 - BUXTON Fringe - 21st July 2019

August 31st, 2019

Recorded at the Buxton Fringe with Ben Ennis, Gerard Harris, James Frinton and Alasdair Beckett-King. Hosted by Richard Pulsford at the Rotunda Theatre in the Pavilion Gardens.

Panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 21st July in history, before discussing topics from the history of Buxton, including well-dressing, hemlock-laced meals, Shakespeare's cars and mushroom farms.

IJSH06 - MORECAMBE Fringe Festival - 19th July 2019

August 15th, 2019

Recorded at the Morecambe Fringe Festival with Kriss Foster, Amy B, Andy Robertson and Bruce 'Sid' Sidlo. Hosted by Richard Pulsford at the Alt-Space venue.

Panellists perform self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 19th July in history, before discussing topics from the history of Morecambe, including Morecambe's most famous son - Eric Bartholomew.

IJSH05 - LUDLOW Fringe Festival - 23rd June 2019

July 2nd, 2019

Simon Bolton, Lisa Vernon, Darren Archer and Gerard Harris discuss things which happened on 23rd June with host Richard Pulsford.

NB The recording ends after 50 minutes - due to some technical issues on the day the panel's exploration of Ludlow's history has unfortunately not made it through to the podcast.

IJSH04 - BRIGHTON Fringe #2 - 5th May 2019

May 19th, 2019

It Just So Happened - Show 4 - 5th May 2019.

NB CONTAINS ADULT THEMES!

Recorded at the Brighton Fringe, with guests David Robinson, Cerys Bradley and Annie Harris. Hosted by Richard Pulsford and recorded at Sweet Werks, Brighton.

Panellists perform self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 5th May in history, before discussing topics from the history of Brighton and Hove, including the first ever blue movie to survive (filmed in Hove) and the UK's first naturist beach (in Brighton).

IJSH03 - BRIGHTON Fringe #1 - 4th May 2019

May 10th, 2019

It Just So Happened - Show 3 - 4th May 2019.

Recorded at the Brighton Fringe, with guests John Rands, Vladimir McTavish, Sha Wylie and James Bennison. Hosted by Richard Pulsford and recorded at Sweet Werks, Brighton.

Panellists perform self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 4th May in history, before discussing topics from the history of Brighton and Hove, including the efficient stacking of giraffes on Noah's Ark.

IJSH02 - GLASGOW Comedy Festival - 26th March 2019

May 10th, 2019

It Just So Happened - Show 2 - 26th March 2019.

Recorded at the Glasgow Comedy Festival, with guests David Cruickshanks, Annie Gilfillan, Matt Duwell and Vladimir McTavish. Hosted by Richard Pulsford and recorded at The Iron Horse pub, Glasgow.

Panellists perform self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 26th March in history, before discussing topics from the history of Glasgow, including the 'Clockwork Orange' subway.

IJSH01 - LEICESTER Comedy Festival - 10th February 2019

May 10th, 2019

It Just So Happened - Show 1 - 10th February 2019.

Recorded at the Leicester Comedy Festival, with guests Kevin Hudson, Adham Fisher, Jack Topher and Ben Ennis. Hosted by Richard Pulsford and recorded at Wygston's House, Leicester.

Panellists perform self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 10th February in history, before discussing topics from the history of Leicester, including the recently rediscovered remains of King Richard III.