The Monthly Newsletter for

Bob “the Cat” Bevan MBE
After Dinner Speaker – Comedian – Awards Host and MC – Conference Presenter and Interviewer


Radio and TV Presenter –Author – Journalist – Poet – Script and Speechwriter
Bob “the Cat” Bevan is regarded as the UK’s leading after-dinner entertainer.
There aren’t many stars of sport and show business with whom he has not worked.
His material is suitable for all audiences whether sporting or corporate.
He was awarded the MBE by HM the Queen -
probably the first for after-dinner speaking, and appears in Who’s Who.
He has written material for William Hague, Lord Coe, Sir David Frost and many others.
He has even written and performed two poems for the Duke of Edinburgh who responded last summer by writing one verse about him!

Here is the News from Home and Away

Bob at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) during his latest tour Down Under. He appeared at 15 functions alongside many big names ranging from former Prime Minister John Howard, at a lunch for over 700 in Adelaide, to Richie Benaud, Sir Ian Botham, Tony Greig, Ian Healy, Justin Langer and Sir Michael Parkinson. Read on and you’ll see why he is due back in both 2012 and 2013.

“Bob you were outstanding – you made our breakfast an amazing success – we received fantastic feedback from our guests” - Carolyn Johnson, Secretary, Australian Lord’s Taverners

“You were sensational” – John Jeffries, Chairman, Victoria


Bob’s appearances in Oz were not restricted to cricket – or animals! He appeared at several of the prestigious Carbine Club functions and the Australian Hotels Association Charity Golf Day.

His journalistic skills came into play as he produced an Alternative Ashes Diary for the website. If you would like a copy of this highly amusing collection of anecdotes get in touch (see last page) .


His appearance at the Sporting Legends Club out in the Victoria country districts was a huge success proving his humour still appeals to all age groups..

“You were fantastic - and so funny” – Darleen Richardson, Sporting Legends Club

Back Home

On his first day back Bob was very proud to accept an invitation from Kent County Council to become an Ambassador for the County.

Then he was back in the groove at the Annual Dinner of Woburn Golf Club

“You were a great success and Woburn was buzzing with your stories the following day” – Peter Batchelor, Captain, Woburn GC

Key to a Good Host

Kent and England batsman Rob Key picked The Cat to lead his Benefit Launch Lunch and use his interviewing skills on 2005 Ashes hero Steve Harmison.

“Cat. You were first class, as always” – Rob Key

Cricketers All. Left to right (top) John Bacon (Benefit Chairman), Alan Wells, Derek Underwood, Steve Harmison, Ed Giddins, Graham Johnson, The Cat (bottom) Geraint Jones, Derek Ufton, Rob Key, Min Patel, Simon Willis, Alan Ealham

....and there have been many more at all sorts of events from a lunch with the Abba Girls to the Annual Conference of the Association of Consulting Actuaries. “An actuary is an accountant who is dead by the time we find out he’s got his figures wrong,” said Bob. He thinks they laughed.


The Grumpy Old Goalies Show

                           “Best evening we’ve ever had” Steve Churcher, Chairman Tonbridge AFC
Bob’s own show stars your choice of legendary goalies. Included are England 1966 World Cup hero Gordon Banks and Manchester United legend Alex Stepney (seen above).
Also available are Peter Bonetti, Ray Clemence, Pat Jennings, Peter Shilton and Bob Wilson all led by football’s favourite funny man and the Soccer Speaker of the Year.
Bookers can choose from any number of the goalies listed or choose their own heroes to fit into the highly flexible format of this great show.


Coming Up

A whole range of bookings are lined up –
Hosting the prestigious Kent Excellence in Business Awards
Grumpy Old Goalies with Banks, Clemence and Shilton in London’s West End
Keith FC’s Centenary in the Highlands of Scotland
Institute of Bankers in Jersey
CBI in North Wales
Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Golf Tournament in Portugal
Frogmore Property Group
Chairman’s lunch at Worcester CCC
Russ Abbott Golf Classic for the Variety Club
Old Chigwellians FC
St Albans School
Motor Neurone Golf Day
Crystal Palace FC Golf Day
Kent County Cricket Club
Kent Residents Association
and plenty of golf days for SPARKS
Xmas is getting busy so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
You can book Bob through any good speakers’ bureau or at his brilliant new website on


Grumpy old goalies


Bob 'The Cat' Bevan