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 are due to resume in 2021. Find us at @ItJustSo1 on Twitter.

019 Buxton 2020

Podcast episode 019 LINK features historical events from 18th July and from the history of Buxton.

Recorded as a live videocast as part of the Buxton Comedy Festival.

With guest panellists James Frinton, Kevin Hudson, Charmian Hughes and Gerard Harris.

The panellists performed self-penned stand-up comedy material based on 18th July in history before talking about Buxton.

Topics covered include:
- The Truce of Leulinghem
- An Act Extinguishing the authority of the bishop of Rome
- William Makepeace Thackeray
- The Great Fire of Rome
- the first ever photo on the World Wide Web
- the publication of Mein Kampf
- quotes from Jane Austen

 

REVIEW - BUXTON 2020

"It Just So Happened is an entertaining and educational panel show podcast, very much in the same vein as Radio 4's The Unbelievable Truth or Museum of Curiosities... The podcast is online for anyone who didn't experience it live, and remains an entertaining and interesting listen for anyone tuning in."

- Robbie Carnegie

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