ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards
USA Visa for American Performances
Comedy Variety Act
22 Year Full-time Pro
Corporate, Gala, Banquet, Fund Raisers, Special Event Stage Entertainer
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This is the second time that i have booked Bob Cates and will do it again! The event was a well attended congress at the Fantasyland Conference Center in Edmonton and Bob captured the crowd and added energy and "sparkle" to our event again. He is a true professional, easy to work with, flexible, accommodating and always hits a home run with his brand of world class juggling and humor. He had us all rolling in the isles.
I recently had the opportunity to work with Comedy in Motion for a corporate event and I must say that this whole process was a smooth transition from start to finish. They were extremely organized and detail orientated, when asked to incorporate some of our organizations strategy into the act there was no hesitation on their part and they were able to work it in ever so seamlessly. They arrived right on time, set up was quick and quiet, they were very easy going and a real pleasure to work with.
After an all-day strategy event the audience was delighted to see our mission and values worked into the act. Feedback I have heard is that the show was entertaining and hilarious, an absolute hit with such a diverse crowd. Everyone loved that the show was interactive including audience remembers, showing our fellow colleagues in a different light when put on the spot. The show ended with a fantastic reference to our days overall purpose that was followed by a standing ovation.
This show was a crowd pleaser being polished, clean and captivating. There was great variety to make everyone smile and it built up the energy up in the room. I would recommend this show to anyone, especially those who are looking for great entertainment for corporate functions.
COM is very organized and works with you on all levels to deliver a polished event. Their communication and attention to details are impressive providing excellent guidance for prep and delivery. The audience loved the show and felt that it was a great culmination to the day's activities.
The title doesn't lie folks! Bob Cates and his lovely wife Jane pull off an incredible show time and time again. If you ever feel like having a date night with your significant other, or maybe you don't want to be on the couch eating burritos in your basement, then go grab some tickets to watch Comedy in Motion in action! Or better yet book them at your local establishment so your friends can see, you won't regret it!
We recently hired Bob & Comedy in Motion to do a show at our Stayner Family Camp 2017. Once again, Bob delivered a high-energy, professional display of his incredible juggling abilities, along with clean family fun that everyone enjoyed. Bob is such a delight to work with, and totally understands what it takes to pull of a successful event. He is always concerned about providing quality entertainment, and comes across very comfortable in front of any sized crowd. The other thing I appreciate about Bob is his willingness to be flexible and try new ideas based on venue size, crowd demographic, etc. We will definitely use Bob & Comedy in Motion again!
It was a pleasure to have Bob and his wife participate in our Christmas program for our staff of volunteers. The room I am sure was not exactly conducive for him to do his program. However, having said that he did not allow that to deter him from giving an excellent program. It was definitely enjoyed by all.
What to Expect
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WINNER: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
2016 Canadian Event Industry Awards
Experience the Amazingly Funny world of Comedy in Motion with Canada’s favourite juggler, Bob Cates. This memorable interactive comedy show includes advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, black light laser effects and an insane 22 “real” plate spinning finale that you will remember for a long long time. Bob Cates, a Canadian Juggling Champion, physical comedian and new vaudevillian comes from humble roots as a pig farmer’s son. He was ecstatic to be nominated two years in a row for Best One Man Show as well as Best Variety Act at the Canadian Comedy Awards which presents awards in many categories including Best Stand up Comedian, Best Improviser, and Best Television Performance.
The Comedy in Motion show is much more than a stand up routine, and involves a great deal of physical skill which has taken years to hone. Some skills include advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, Dance Dance Revolution while juggling, Chinese Yo Yo and cigar box manipulation, illusion, slapstick and frantic plate spinning reminiscent of the Ed Sullivan Show. He is one of few performers left in North America performing authentic plate spinning – his signature piece. Overall, the show is very fast paced, highly interactive and uses situational comedy and advanced skills to keep audience members of all ages on the edge of their seats right to the very end.
Bob, a resident of Cambridge Ontario was twice awarded “Best Entertainer of the Year” at the Molson Canadian F.E.O. Awards. He has also been nominated for Best Entertainer of the Year at the 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Canadian Event Industry Awards and won the Most Difficult Trick Award at the RIT New York Juggling Festival. He has been a special guest performer at the Israeli Juggling Convention and several National Youth Conventions in the United States. When he is not performing as a headliner on luxury cruise ships for Celebrity, Disney or Royal Caribbean cruise lines, he often performs at corporate, association, banquet and gala special events.
Additional Booking Notes
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Influences & Inspiration
Jerry Seinfeld, Cirque du Soliel
2 small tables, Stage or Risers, Audience!
“Your comedic professionalism and superb juggling ability were much in evidence and greatly enjoyed by all. I am pleased to recommend Comedy in Motion to any and all looking to significantly improve a corporate or private function through fine entertainment.
“After several full days (and nights) of meeting and socializing, it was a challenge to capture and hold the attention of the delegates at the world’s largest snowmobiling convention – but your one man show succeeded admirably!”
“I have to admit I was a bit skeptical when I’d heard that we had booked a “juggler.” Then I sat back and watched in amazement as he interacted and entertained the audience. Let me tell you from past experience, that sometimes it can be difficult to please some of these people. But they just sat in awe and watched in amazement. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show.”
“Bob is everything his website descriptions claim him to be and more! The only reason one might not want the show to continue another hour is that your sides ache from laughing.”
“The energy and excitement of your act was the talk of the conference. The comedy was good clean fun that audiences of every age can relate to and appreciate, with no worry of offense.”
“You continually amaze our guests and are consistently receiving incredible reviews on our comment cards. I would rate you as the best show we have had here in years.”
FANTASTIC show! Great entertainer. Bob delivered a truly amazing show and kept the guests entertained from beginning to end. Standing ovations for both shows. Sometimes even after a number. Especially the Dance Revolution Juggling bit.