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JIM HAL­LAM LAND ROVERS Jim Hal­lam and his son Joe have been sell­ing, ser­vic­ing and en­hanc­ing Land Rovers for cus­tomers through­out the coun­try and abroad since 1960. To view our cur­rent stock of over 50 Land Rover De­fend­ers please visit our web­site. @jimhal­lam­lan­drovers Glen­roy Garage, Rush­ton, Mac­cles­field, Cheshire SK11 0SE

Ido a pod­cast. I reckon over three-quar­ters of co­me­di­ans do. Not con­tent with hav­ing a mi­cro­phone and an ex­pec­tant au­di­ence to hang on our ev­ery word night af­ter night, we at­ten­tion ad­dicts are al­ways af­ter an­other out­let for our thoughts and opin­ions. Hope­fully, some­times they’re ac­tu­ally funny. I even have this col­umn ev­ery month to spout off what­ever non­sense I come up with.

There’s a plethora of stuff be­ing pro­duced by co­me­di­ans, from Marc Maron’s WTF recorded in his garage tak­ing to co­me­di­ans, movies stars and even Pres­i­dent Obama, to my mates Carl Don­nelly and Chris Martin in North Lon­don who in­ter­view co­me­di­ans they like and want to have a laugh with. Two good friends of mine, Rachel Fair­burn and Kiri Pritchard Mclean, not happy with just be­ing amaz­ing stand-ups have joined forces to cre­ate the in­cred­i­bly suc­cess­ful pod­cast ‘All Killa No Filla’ chat­ting and shoot­ing the breeze about se­rial killers. Yes, se­rial killers. You may not be sur­prised to know many co­me­di­ans are slightly ob­sessed with se­rial killers. I can’t see the cor­re­la­tion my­self, beyond the lone­li­ness, long hours, lack of recog­ni­tion and a de­sire to im­press par­ents. They do live shows and have even re­turned from a suc­cess­ful mul­ti­c­ity tour of the States. Talk­ing mega­lo­ma­niac se­rial killers in Amer­ica? Coals to New­cas­tle etc.

My own pod­cast – About 30 Min­utes, Never More Than 45 – is a more sham­bolic light-hearted af­fair. The idea – if there is one – is that I record snip­pets of my week and present them in a fresh and hon­est of­fer­ing. I’ll chat to co­me­di­ans in green rooms, again never short of some­thing to say, about the gig or the city we are in, per­haps the food they’ve had that day. Of­ten the pod­cast can feel a lit­tle like a re­view show. I hire

‘You never know what im­pact you have in life, the tiny things we do leave foot­prints ev­ery­where’

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