It Just So Happened - an alternative history show

Stand-up comedians at live festival events present short historical ‘on this day’ pieces then discuss some historical topics or people connected to the location where the live show recording takes place. This was a touring show across UK festivals in 2019. In 2020 live videocasts are taking place while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place. Regular podcasts should resume in 2021. Find us at @ItJustSo1 on Twitter.

008 Bedford

Podcast episode 008 LINK features historical events from 22nd July and from the history of Bedford.

Recorded at the Studio Theatre in 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.

Amongst other things, the audience discovered:
- why the Garden of Eden was thought to have been in Bedford
- why having multiple chess sets could come in handy during the apocalypse
- how there were complaints about being woken up early in the morning by Italians singing

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