BEST VARIETY ACT - 2018 Canadian Comedy Awards

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR - Canadian Event Industry Awards

Successful event planners dream about great entertainment that guests will still be talking about months later. You want something different, fun, interactive and corporate appropriate. Finding a comedian who’s both funny AND clean can be tricky business. Bob Cates has been using his clean comedy and champion juggling skills to make event planners look good for over 25 years. Take the stress out of finding the best comedy act for your dinner or gala by booking experienced corporate entertainer Bob Cates. Then sit back and wait for the compliments to roll in.

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.

John Castillo, Cabellas

Alberta Corporate Entertainer, Bob Cates

There were over 1500 people Bob had totally transfixed for an hour. I was so amazed by Bob’s show that I booked him for a major event for one of my most important clients. They were so impressed they immediately arranged to have him back again the following year.

Margie Zahn

CEO, Mitchell Entertainment Services

Regarding a 17 year client of mine, I can honestly say that you’ve been our favourite. Your show is so very clever, and your level of skill and talent is extraordinary. Others need only call me and I’ll let them know that you are simply the best, if your stellar reputation hasn’t already proceeded you!

Carol Priest

CEO, Carol Priest Entertainment

Bob wowed our audience this past month at our annual banquet. His talent and ability to connect with the audience are absolutely amazing. Bob’s performance made our evening such a success that we have had one of the largest financial responses to our appeal. We will definitely be bringing you back!

Bill Sparks

CEO, Gilead Fundraising

People will literally come up to you and thank you for having Bob Cates at your event. They will talk non-stop about the thing he did with all the plates.


The Comedy in Motion show has garnered praise and rave reviews from hundreds of different organizations. In 2018 he won BEST VARIETY ACT in Toronto at the Canadian Comedy Awards. In 2017 Bob was nominated for Favourite Entertainer at the Canadian Special Events Reader’s Choice Awards.  In 2016 Bob won Entertainer of the Year at the Canadian Event Industry Awards.  He was nominated Best Variety Act at the 2014 & 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards. In addition, he was twice nominated Best One Man Show at the Canadian Comedy Awards and was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year 4 times including the 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 Canadian Event Industry Awards.  The Molson Canadian FEO Awards twice awarded him Best Entertainer of the Year.

Bob Cates Canadian Juggling Champion

Bob Cates is a Canadian Juggling Champion, clean comedian and physical variety artist trusted by event planners for over 25 years. He keeps audiences laughing with comedy routines involving advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, magic, black light, lasers, and an insane 24 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.

Don’t be “that guy” who hired the cheap performer who needed an audience to practice on! People will forget what they ate at the event within days but they will remember the entertainment, good or bad, for years!  Join the thousands of companies, cruise ships and associations that trusted Bob Cates to take their event over the top.

Best Variety Act

2018 Canadian Comedy Awards



Favourite Entertainer of the Year


Entertainer of the Year


Best Variety Act

2014 & 2015, Nom.

Entertainer of the Year

2017, 2008, 2009, 2010 Nom.

Best One Man Show

2006 & 2007 Nom.

Best Entertainer of the Year

Molson Canadian FEO Awards
1999 & 2001

Canadian Juggling Champion

Back when he had hair

People's Choice Award

Voting by Public Ballot

Best Novelty Act

Voting by Public Ballot

International Juggling Games, 1 Silver & 2 Bronse Medals

2013 Games of the IJA Convention

Most Difficult Trick Award

RIT New York Juggling Festival

Bob Cates is a clean corporate comedian based out of Toronto Ontario. He is the best corporate event entertainer Toronto has to offer, but his performances take him all over the world. Much of his comedy is performed for corporate audiences all across Canada, as well as in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, USA. If you’re looking for a clean corporate comedian as entertainment for your event, look no further!

Comedy in Motion Is Frequently Booked For


Corporate events



Awards dinners


Appreciation Events

Youth Conferences


Faith Based Events