CORPORATE EVENT TESTIMONIALS
Bob Cates is a Canadian Juggling Champion, clean comedian and physical variety artist trusted by event planners for over 22 years. He keeps audiences laughing with comedy routines involving advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, magic, black light, lasers, and an insane 21 real plate spinning finale that has to be seen to be believed. With thousands of successful shows in a multitude of venues and countries, Bob Cates delivers his award winning Comedy in Motion show to global business executives with class, wit and charm. It's entertainment that's guaranteed to make you look good, and to leave your audience on their feet with applause.
AGF STEEL , Laurie-Anne Fortin, Letter of the Month
- On behalf of AGF Steel Enc. (Ottawa Division), would like to thank you for such a wonderful and enjoyable show at our 2016 Christmas party. We were all definitely wowed and impressed with your unique and amazing talents. I appreciated how you incorporated our love of rebar into your show. You juggled them very well and it was quite the pleasant surprise with the crowd. You were also very interactive with them and adapted well even considering the surprises and improvisation of the staff. The show was definitely enjoyed by all and talked about for days. I also have to say that appreciate how easy it was to work with you. You were very organized, punctual and certainly felt at ease through the preparation and through the event. Thank you again for everything.
GRAND ERIE HOME HARDWARE, Henry DeKlerk
- I just wanted to say what a wonderfully entertaining performance you put on for our staff on Saturday evening. You have amazing skill and put everyone in awe of the visual display they saw. I especially appreciate how you made us all laugh greatly in a family friendly way and without it being at the expense of any person. It was totally enjoyable and our staff members are still talking about it.
TRADEBANK WATERLOO, Tom Scharr, Owner
- Our company has used Bob Cates many times over the years for our corporate events. Each time he has totally amazed the audience with his show, and having him as the feature entertainment allows us to sell out the show. I would strongly encourage anyone that has not seen him perform to do so as they will not be disappointed. His combined act with Jane is a real crowd pleaser.
HOME HARDWARE STORES CANADA, Terry Davis, Executive Vice-President & CEO
- Bob , I wanted to express Home Hardware's appreciation for the great entertainment you put on for our Dealer Conference. You were hilarious and provided laughs for an audience composed of both adults and kids. I heard many, many comments from others that enjoyed your show as much as I did. Thank you.
ADMARK CORPORATE SPORTS, Rudi Tomiczek
- I brought Bob Cates in to perform at a corporate fundraiser/Golf tournament that I was planning based on a recommendation from someone who had seen his show. As an event planner, it can be difficult to find a professional quality, entertaining show that will appeal to a wide variety of people, but Bob’s show really exceeded my expectations.
Bob put on a show for a group of golfers who had been on the links all day and then had enjoyed a big meal and he was able to completely captivate them with his skills and with his interactive comedy.
Bob has a great stage presence, and interacts with the audience in a very effective way. The show itself is fast moving and permeated by witty humor and amazing skill. Bob is more than “just a juggler”. He is a professional entertainer who physical skills and sheer talent are a perfect compliment to his witty on-stage banter.
Practically speaking, Bob is very organized in his dealings and carries out his end of the contract faithfully. Bob was prepared, courteous and on-time, and it was a pleasure working with him.
Bob’s “Comedy in Motion” Show is innovative, professional and truly entertaining, just what every event planner is looking for! So, if you are looking for a show that will truly entertain audiences of all kinds, Bob Cates is the man for you. I would not hesitate in recommending Bob to anyone.
CABELAS, John Castillo Public Relations Manager
- On behalf of the organizing committee for Cabela's 2012 National Sales Meeting, please accept my sincere thanks for entertaining our group at this year's meeting. Your performance was perfect! Between your jokes, juggling, lights, music and plate spinning, you kept the crowd of 500 employees captivated for the entire evening. In our conference-ending survey, your performance received 100% positive reviews from our employees, which is a testament to your talent, skill and ability to interact and connect with such a large crowd.
On a personal note, I must tell you how delightful it was to meet and work with you. As the person tasked with securing the entertainment, I was a bit nervous about finding a performer who would provide us with an entertaining, safe and clean performance. In every interaction you thoughtfully listened to my needs and walked me through the evening's plan. Your professionalism and courtesy don't begin when you step on stage, they are evident in everything you do. You are a true professional. I hope our paths cross again soon!
GILEAD FUNDRAISER, Bill Sparks, Executive Director
- Thinking about Bob Cates? Don’t think any longer, book him!
Bob wowed our audience this past month at our annual banquet. His talent and ability to connect with the audience is absolutely amazing. After the show, many people approached me to ask if the volunteers on the stage were given scripts to perform. “No they weren’t” was my reply. Bob’s love of people and dynamic personality made even these unsuspecting volunteers from the crowd a hit.
After 14 years of being involved in non-profit fundraising, I have seen a little of everything. Bob’s performance made our evening such a success that we have had one of the largest financial responses to our appeal. Our night of the event donations were the highest we’ve ever had. Here are some the comments we got from Bob’s evening with us…
“I was not sure about this one, but after I got there, all my hesitation went away!”
“I thought the laser light show was AWESOME!”
“THIS IS THE BEST ENTERTIANMENT YOU’VE EVER HAD!”
“I really enjoyed him on the unicycle!”
“I loved him, what a talented man”
I think the last one says it all!
As an executive director whose job is making sure you meet your budget, you’re thrilled when you can finish an evening of entertainment for nearly 600 people, ask them for money and still have them thanking you for inviting them to a fundraising event, you’ve got a winning show! Booking Bob Cates will make you look like the smartest person in your organization.
WE WILL BE SEEING BOB AGAIN, YOU CAN BE CERTAIN OF THAT!
COHN & WOLFE, Amanda Santino, Account Executive
- Cohn & Wolfe hired Bob Cates to perform his Comedy in Motion show at Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon, Manitoba on January 20 and 21, 2010. Bob’s high-energy juggling routines attracted large numbers of trade show delegates to our client’s booth. Bob’s routines were so entertaining that many delegates returned for a second show.
Most of the trade show delegates were farmers and their families. Bob did a great job of tailoring his routines and jokes to capture the attention of this unique audience. We received nothing but positive feedback about his astounding juggling, unicycle riding and stilts walking acts. Bob is professional, organized and very easy to work with. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Bob Cates and his Comedy in Motion show.
CONCRECTE PRECASTERS ASSOC. OF ONTARIO, Brian Hoffman
- The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and one audience member shared with us that this was the best entertainment we've ever had for our convention. Many thanks for helping to make our convention such a success.
GRANTEK STYSTEMS INTEGRATION INC, Laura Stevens, Human Resources Manager
- In the December 2009 we brought the Bob Cates’ Comedy In Motion’ Show in to perform at our Annual Corporate Christmas Dinner. He had come highly recommended from one of our employees who had seen his show at a previous event. As an HR Professional, it can be quite a challenge to find a professional quality, entertaining show that will appeal to a wide variety of people, but Bob’s show really exceeded our expectations. Bob put on a great show for our employees and was able to completely captivate them with his skills and interactive comedy. He has a great stage presence, and interacts with the audience in a very engaging way. The show itself is fast moving and filled with witty humour and amazing skill. Bob is not only a great juggler and magician, he is a professional entertainer whose physical skills and sheer talent are a perfect compliment to his witty on-stage banter. Bob was also very professional in his dealings with myself and in carrying out his end of the contract. Bob was prepared, courteous and on-time, and it was a pleasure working with him. Overall, Bob’s “Comedy in Motion” Show was professional and truly entertaining! I would not hesitate in recommending Bob Cates to anyone.
CLUB 63 NORTH, Sandi Fedorchuk-Hrynda
- Club 63 North brought back Comedy in Motion with Bob Cates for a second year to perform at our five Christmas parties on December 8th and 9th. Once again, we were not disappointed. Bob’s showmanship and skill are hard to match and his skills had guests of all ages cheering, laughing and sitting on the edge of their seats.
Bob performed for approximately 2000 people during the weekend and each show had the same “magic”. People who had attended the show last year were very excited to hear that he was returning this year.
The goal of our Christmas show is to provide a high caliber special event for our worker’s and their families, and Bob certainly helped us achieve our goal. Once again, we were both satisfied, and amazed.
Bob’s show combines amazing juggling skills, crazy stunts and witty and clean humour. Finding a show that the whole family can enjoy can be difficult these days, but Bob Cates’ show definitely fits the bill.
I would highly recommend Comedy in Motion with Bob Cates if you’re looking for a professional, innovative, and amazing show, filled with fun for everyone!
STONECROFT CORPORATION, Lindsay Leis
- I am very pleased to offer you a letter of recommendation for Bob Cates and his “Comedy in Motion” show. We hired Bob to perform at an Appreciation Night for our members at Stonecroft Homes and were more than satisfied with his show.
Bob has a tremendous way of connecting with his audience with his witty banter and his overall friendly disposition won over the crowd. Our members span a wide variety of ages and we wanted an entertainer who could connect with all of them. This proved not to be a problem for Bob as he easily endeared himself to our crowd allowing each one to enjoy the show.
Bob combines so well his physical skills of juggling, unicycling and clean comedy and this combination makes his show a pleasure to watch. I should mention that his final plate spinning routine had our guests on the edge of their seats watching this act unfold.
Bob’s Comedy in Motion Show was the perfect fit for our celebration and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone looking for excellent, quality, fun entertainment that appeals to any audience.
UNIFIN INTERNATIONAL, Betty Simpson
- We have received many, many compliments on your performance. Thank you once again for your funny, lively, entertaining performance.
BBQ CATERING, Gary Hendin, President
- Your presentation is extremely effective and tightly held the attention of both adults and children alike. Fast paced, witty, innovative – a delight. We will certainly be hiring you again for our corporate activities.
TUPPERWARE, Joan Hepburn, Manager
- Everyone was absolutely thrilled with the momentum of your show, the excitement, the laughs and the varied content. You know how to keep the attention of everyone. I would highly recommend your show for everyone to see, all ages included.
TRADEBANK CANADA, Thomas Porter Regional Director
- Bob's comedic professionalism and superb juggling ability were much in evidence and greatly enjoyed by all present. I am pleased to recommend Comedy in Motion to any and all looking to significantly improve a corporate or private function through fine entertainment.
O'ROURKE TRANSPORT INC., Janet Vahey
- It is normally my responsibility to hire the entertainment for our company Christmas party. This year that position was taken on by someone else and to my pleasant surprise it turned out to be Bob Cates. As merely a spectator this year, I was allowed to just "watch" the show and what a show it was. I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical when I'd heard that we had a "juggler", then I sat back and watched in amazement as he not only juggled, but interacted with and entertained the audience.
Let me tell you from past experience, that sometimes it can be difficult to please some of these people. To see how these people just sat in awe and watched in amazement as Bob kept himself, and the tools of his trade, moving all the time. I didn't speak to one person that night (there were approximately 150 people) that did not thoroughly enjoy the show; some went on even to say how impressed they were at his skill and expertise. He is very personable and brought the audience into his show. I would definitely recommend his show for any event, any age.
PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT TASKFORCE OF SARNIA, Cindy Scholten, Coordinator
- I brought Bob and his “Comedy in Motion” Show to an event I was planning for Physicians in the Sarnia area just after Christmas. It is very important to me to find an act that would appeal to all ages and tastes and this can be difficult to do, but Bob’s show proved to fulfill my expectations.
Bob was courteous and on-time and was very thorough in his planning and preparation for the show. He arrived in plenty of time to set up and be ready long before the event was to begin and was flexible with the start time of his show.
The show itself was very professionally done and definitely captivated the audience. His physical skills are obvious as he juggles with excellence, rides unicycle, spins plates and performs the chinese yoyo, but it is his comedic interaction with the audience that puts his act above the rest.
Bob has a very pleasant way of interacting with people which endears people to him quickly. His fast-paced, fun, highly skilled show is a treat for people of all ages, and I would not hesitate in recommending Bob Cates to any event planner who wants a sure-fire show that will impress everyone in attendance.
TRADEBANK NIAGARA, Debbie Porter
- Bob is a very high quality entertainer who not only captivates the audience with his great humour, but keeps the audience riveted all the way through his shows. We have used him for client family picnics and for higher end Christmas parties and in every occasion, he brought something new and exciting to the table. Every time we went to use someone else who claimed to do what he does, we were disappointed and said, "They just aren't like Bob!" He works incredibly hard to wow the crowd and it really shows. For us to be able to use him on several occasions and always be impressed, that says a lot about what he's capable of!
VICTORIA PARK EAST GOLF CLUB, Wendy Gottmers, Banquet Manager
- Bob provides excellent entertainment for the guests of our corporate clients - he is very engaging with guests in a banquet setting and holds their attention for the length of his show. I have recommended him to many of our other clients.
ROTARY CLUB OF BURLINGTON, Karl Sury
- I just want to thank you on behalf of the Rotary Club of Burlington for the fabulous show that you put on for us last Friday night. The response from everyone I talked to felt that you put on an outstanding performance. Your act was the highlight of the night. We are most appreciative of the professional nature of your show.
HOME SCHOOL LEGAL DEFENCE ASSOCIATION, Elizabeth Davis
- It is a pleasure for me to write this letter of recommendation for Bob Cates. In September of this year, Bob performed for national home education leaders in Stratford, Ontario. This crowd represents a cross-section of Canadians and, in particular, those with a desire to train their children with excellence and assist others to do the same. These people organize conferences that thousands of people attend and have developed keen senses of quality and proficiency.
At all levels of the contract negotiation including preparations for the final performance, Bob demonstrated professionalism and diligence. He responded to e-mails promptly and took personal initiative to ensure that arrangements with the hotel were in place. He arrived in plenty of time to arrange his show to prevent pressure or frantic decision-making, thereby protecting a relaxed atmosphere. He was pleasant and congenial even when interrupted with administrative decisions.
He was an outstanding performer with a hilarious routine. His jokes and unpredictability quickly had the audience laughing and joining in the frivolity. One spectator later commented that she “hadn’t seen her husband laugh so hard in a long time.” I was thrilled to watch these often overworked individuals relaxing and laughing uproariously. There was a sense of rejuvenation and refreshment in the air.
His experience and insistence on excellence produced a captivating production, which firmly held the audience’s attention. There wasn’t a weak moment. Even infrequent juggling drops were manipulated into belly-laugh jokes.
We were pleased that Bob took care to adapt his show for our crowd and demonstrated a sensitivity to even the most particular tastes.
Our conference organizers all agreed that Bob’s show was a smashing success. He was an ideal act to entertain a conservative crowd prior to three days of intensive training and teaching.
MONSANTO CANADA INC. Collene Stone
- I am very pleased to offer you a letter of recommendation for Bob Cates and his “Comedy in Motion" show. We brought Bob to our annual Grower Appreciation Christmas banquet for after dinner entertainment and we were definitely “entertained”! Many of our guests commented that they “haven’t laughed that hard in years!"
Bob has a tremendous way of connecting with his audience with his witty banter and overall friendly disposition. He endears the crowd to him easily and this allows for everyone to enjoy the show. His comedy was refreshingly clean and he even interjected jokes that related specifically to our canola growers, farming and southern Alberta.
In addition to Bob‘s skills in comedy, he brings with him a host of incredible physical skills that put his act above the rest. Bob fascinated our guests with his Chinese yoyo, unicycle, ball juggling and of course his plate spinning routine during which we were all on the edge of our seats. I still don’t know now he was able to ride his unicycle & juggle in a banquet room with such a low ceiling, no room & a thickly carpeted
Bob's Comedy in Motion Show was the perfect addition to our Christmas party and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone looking for excellent, quality, fun entertainment that appeals to any audience. I wish Bob all the best in his career; he is a first class act.
ONTARIO FEDERATION OF SNOWMOBILE CLUBS, Ron Purchase
- On behalf of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, thanks for capping off our annual President’s Dinner with such a lively, entertaining show. 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!
From an off-stage perspective, your cooperation, professional attitude and the
quality of you promotional materials made working with you a pleasure. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
MANCHESTER PRODUCTS, Scott Beaudoin, Operations Manager
- Manchester Products puts on a Trade Show each fall where we bring in 700 of our customers to purchase their products for the following spring. For the last 2 years we have had Bob Cates provide the entertainment after our dinner on the first night. We have 450 people for our sit down dinner and then provide entertainment for the evening.
The first year Bob performed for our group he was outstanding, had everyone laughing, got customers involved in his act and then got them going with his plate routine. The compliments we had from our customers were great. I decided to bring Bob on for a 2nd year if he had a different routine. After speaking with Bob it was clear that he had lots of different routines and we decided to bring him on as the feature entertainer. We also had some other entertainment that night and Bob was very easy to work with so that no one got their noses out of sort. Again his entertainment was fantastic and everyone thoroughly enjoyed his routine.
One of the things the owner’s of our company wanted was a clean act with no foul language or jokes that could possibly offend people. Bob is great at providing very clean entertainment which is appropriate for all ages.
Bob demonstrated professionalism and diligence. He responded to emails promptly and took personal initiative to ensure that arrangements with the hotel were in place. He arrived in plenty of time to arrange his show to prevent pressure or frantic decision making, thereby protecting a relaxed atmosphere. He was pleasant and congenial even when interrupted with administrative decisions.
A11 agreed that Bob’s show was a smashing success. I highly recommend Comedy in
Motion with Bob Cates to anyone who wants to not only entertain and amaze their audiences, but have them talking about your event long into the future.