The only variety act ever nominated for Best One Man Show at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Not just once, but twice.FANTASTIC show! Great entertainer. Bob delivered a truly amazing show and kept the guests entertained from beginning to end. Standing ovations for both shows. Sometimes even after a number. Especially the Dance Revolution Juggling bit.Royal Caribbean Cruise Line“You continually amaze our guests and are consistently receiving incredible reviews on our comment cards. This memorable interactive comedy show includes advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, black light laser effects and a 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.
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 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. When he is not performing as a headliner on luxury cruise ships for Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, Royal Caribbean or Cunard, he often performs at corporate and private events.