What about Bob?

From Farm Boy to Headliner

Welcome! Thanks for reading a bit further to find out who I am and what the Comedy in Motion show is all about.

I’m a self-employed comedy entertainer living in Cambridge Ontario. I’ve been making a living in show business full time since 1995, beginning shortly after I won the Canadian Juggling Championships. My timing was perfect since they were discontinued after that year!

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 performing 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 volunteered 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  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. But most of my performances now are for corporate, association and gala special events, theatres as well as church and ministry events.

 

In 2007, I married my dream girl Jane who in fact had hired me for a show. Good thing I was affordable!  Since then, we have been business partners, making it a family business as she works behind the scenes in many ways, as well as on the stage. Even our 7 year old son gets in on the act sometimes! In the first ten 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!

Favourite Entertainer of the Year

2017

Entertainer of the Year

2016

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

Worlds Greatest Dad

2009-2018

Career Highlights

Guest entertainer headlining on over 250 cruises for Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Holland America, Princess, Disney, Celebrity and Norwegian Cruise lines

Guest Performer on the main stage at Breakforth 2013 & 2016 – Canada’s largest Christian conference (5000 people)

Guest Performer and lecturer – Israeli Juggling Convention, 2005

Guest Artist – National Youth Worker’s Conventions: Charlotte NC, 2003, Dallas TX 2004, Atlanta GA 2004

Guest TV Spots including, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Breakfast Television, CTV News, 100 Huntley Street, and commercials for Master Card, Kraft Dinner & Advil