Experience the Amazingly Funny world of Comedy in Motion with Canada’s favorite 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 at the 2006 and 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards, which presents awards in many categories, including Best, Stand up Comedian, Best Improviser, and Best Television Performance. In 2014, Bob was nominated for Best Variety Act at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
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 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 end.
Bob, a resident of Cambridge, Ontario, was twice awarded “Best Entertainer of the Year” at the Molson Canadian F.E.O. Awards in 1999 & 2001. He has also been nominated for Best Entertainer of the Year at 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Canadian Event Industry Awards and won the Most Difficult Trick Award at the RIT New York Juggling Festival. In addition, 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.