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, changing to live videocasts while Covid-19 restrictions were in place, before reverting back to regular shows and podcasts in 2021. Find us at @ItJustSo1 on Twitter.


Buxton Fringe 2021

"Pulsford is a charming host and we finished with some little known facts about Buxton and it’s German twin Bad Nauheim, and a lovely tribute to Buxton’s Tim Brooke-Taylor who would have been 81 on the day. Luckily for you it’s all been recorded for Richard’s podcast, so look out for It Just So Happened online!"

-  Stephen Walker (Link: Buxton 2021 review)


Buxton Fringe 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 (Link: Buxton 2020 review)


Buxton Fringe 2019

"I was rather taken aback by the sheer range of material covered, and what the panellists managed to do with it! The amount of research done by all five of them was impressive.

It was a laudable thing to make such a large chunk of the show so local, and the laughs did come freely.

The show was recorded for a podcast episode that will be released at a later date. It’s worth an hour of anyone’s time, and for Buxtonians in particular it’s a fun way to engage with some of the more offbeat history of our town and how we fit into the wider world."

- Scott Allsop (Link: Buxton 2019 review)


Morecambe Fringe 2019

[The show had] "a nice premise, reflecting the farces and tragedies of history."

- Geoffrey North

Rating 4/5

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