From Farm Boy to World Class Comedy Headliner

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Greetings! Thanks for stopping by our website and taking a few minutes to get to know us and the Comedy in Motion show. If you are a corporate or non-religious event, check us out on our general secular webpage. (Note: the videos and testimonials are different there)

My name is Bob Cates. I’m a self employed clean comedy entertainer and been making a living in show business full time for about 22 years, beginning shortly after I won the Canadian Juggling Championships in my university years. My timing was perfect, since they were discontinued after that year!
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Learning to juggle with tennis balls as a teenager, I was a relative late starter to be considered a real contender for the Canadian Juggling Championships, let alone a full time professional. But I practiced hard, learning advanced juggling, unicycling, balancing skills and performance technique. My passion for the theatre and the art of juggling continued to develop during my 5 years of post secondary education, earning a diploma from the Baptist Leadership Education Centre in Toronto and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University. After university I served for seven months in Lithuania with IFES, the European version of Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship.

Following my return to Canada in 1995, I began performing full time. In the mid to late 1990s, I performed at many fairs, festivals and private events, as well as at every major Busking Festival in Canada. In 2000, I started performing on cruise ships about 20 weeks a year for Holland America, Disney, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Celebrity. I continue to make a living today in part with headline performances on cruise ships. Besides cruise ships, many of my performances now are for corporate, association and gala special events, and theatres as well as for Churches, Ministry Events and Christian organizations looking for professional, clean and funny entertainment.
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In 2007, I married my dream girl Jane who in fact had hired me for a show at her church several years earlier (good thing I was affordable!). We work together now making it a family business, as she works behind the scenes in many ways, as well as on the stage. In the first several years of marriage together the show has taken us to places far and wide, including France, England, Russia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, China, the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, California, Alberta, BC, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and even Hamilton!

Part of the secret to our success has been the wide appeal of our comedy & variety show. It has been received just as well at teen conferences as on seniors cruises. The show can generate a standing ovation just as easily at a corporate gala special event as it does at a fund raiser for a para-church ministry. In a sense, our show is like a Pixar movie - top quality and great for all ages.

We would love to have the opportunity to make your event successful and make you look good! Check our
VIDEOS, PHOTOS, & REVIEWS. Then, on the GET A QUOTE page you can fill in a few details about your event, which will allow us to send you a quote. You can find our statement of faith at the bottom of this page.

If you’re more of a phone person, you can call us at 519 249 1150.
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SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT BOB

I grew up on a cash crop and pig farm near Forest Ontario with 1000 pigs! Most days of my childhood had major chores to do, such as an hour in the barn taking care of the pigs, or in the field. My dad claims that I was no good at stone picking because I was always looking up.
Some of my hobbies (besides juggling) include: Dance Dance Revolution, roller blading, bicycling on my 2004 Rat Fink Cruzer, riding my Honda Shadow motorcycle, playing video games (mostly car racing sims), reading books, reading blogs, studying the Bible, and playing with my 6 year old son
Some snacks that I love include
Jumbo Sour Keys from Costco, “PC Loads of All Dressed Flavour Rippled Potato Chips, Kernals Cheezy Dill Popcorn or Salt n Vinegar Popcorn, and cold Diet Pepsi or Diet Coke
If you want to impress my wife all you need is Iced Tea or
Tim Hortons Coffee.
Phone: 519 249 1150
Phone: 519 249 1150