Talent Profile

Bob Cates

  • Act Type: Comedy Juggler
  • Minutes of Material: 90
  • Languages: English
  • Home Airport: Toronto, CAN-ON (YYZ)
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Talent Information

Talent Information

Talent Biography


Farm boy-turned-entertainer Bob Cates, is an award-winning clean comedian and variety artist. His memorable interactive comedy show includes advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, and an insane 24-plate spinning finale (using real breakable plates) 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. After two previous nominations, he was awarded Best Variety Act by the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2018. He was also twice nominated Best One Man Show by the Canadian Comedy Awards. In 2016, Bob was awarded National Entertainer of the Year at the Canadian Event Industry Awards after 4 previous nominations. The Canadian Event Industry Awards are widely acknowledged as the pinnacle mark of professional achievement, and the highest honour a Canadian event professional can earn. Bob, a resident of Cambridge Ontario was twice awarded “Best Entertainer of the Year” at the Molson Canadian F.E.O. Awards. He won the Most Difficult Trick Award at the RIT New York Juggling Festival and has been a special guest performer at the Israeli Juggling Convention and several National Youth Conventions in the Canada and the United States.

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. 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 taught himself to juggle in high school and continued to practice hard through college and university when he won the Canadian Juggling Championships. He went full-time after graduating and hasn’t looked back since. His performances are now split between cruise ships, corporate and gala dinner special events, and churches or ministry events. He has headlined on almost every cruise line over the last 20 years totaling 250 weeks at sea.

Show Description

90 mins can be broken up to 1×45 + 1 farewell show or 2×45



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