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.

009 Guildford

Podcast episode 009 LINK features historical events from 24th July and from the history of Guildford.

Recorded at the Star Inn 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.

Amongst other things, the audience discovered:
- what stopped Peter Sellers from playing the part of Willy Wonka
- why a trip to Guildford Cathedral could be a terrifying experience
- how Guildford provided inspiration for Alan Turing
- how talking fish, dragons and flying pigs could just, possibly, be real?

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