EP98 – Pope Lonergan and Ben Taggart – The Care Home Tour.

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EP98 – Pope Lonergan and Ben Taggart – The Care Home Tour.


Total run time: 1 hour 22 mins 03 secs.

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About The Care Home Tour…

Pope Lonergan (@thedailybumbler) and Ben Targét (@BenTarget) are the founders of the Care Home Tour. An initiative where they take physical and clowning performers and do professional comedy shows in Care Homes all over the country for disabled patients who can’t come to clubs.

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The Care Home Tour…

  • What is the Care Home Tour and who are you? [0 mins]
  • How do you stop the audiences getting bored when their attention span is lower than a normal persons? [4 mins 30 sec]
  • How do you scout for acts for this project? [ 6 mns 30 secs]
  • How do you acts gauge success? I am guessing not all the audience laugh or get involved or even stay focused. [10 mins]
  • What are the biggest challenges for the acts? [10 mins]
  • Do you group together people who are at a similar stage of dementia or is it just everyone in the room? [15 mins 50 secs]
  • Does adding family members to the audience help or hinder the performers? [19 mins]
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  • What does it cost to put on a show? [41 mins]
  • How do you make money from gigs like this? [44 mins]
  • How does heckling work? [47 mins]







Simon Caine is a comedian, author, podcaster, writer and social media manager. He's the host of the Ask The Industry Podcast (iTunes link) , writer of jokes for Twitter and teller of gags on the London comedy scene. He's also the person writing this and it is taking all his willpower not to make a "Simon Says" joke.
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