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
It’s been an emotional time for Bob “the Cat”. Only last October (see above) he and Jimmy Tarbuck spoke at a tribute lunch to the recently-departed Sir Henry Cooper.
Bob goes back over 40 years with Sir Henry. “I had to escort him across the Channel once when I had a proper job” said Bob. “I never thought I would meet him again” but, thanks to Bob’s career as an entertainer, they became great friends.
In fact that week is a microcosm of Bob’s life:-
Wednesday – Sir Henry’s funeral
Thursday – North Wales CBI Dinner with The Secretary of State for Wales
and the Director-General of the CBI
Friday – Toasting Cricket at a Charity Lunch with Ken Livingstone and David Mellor QC Old Chigwellians FC Dinner
Saturday – Crystal Palace FC Player of the Year Willow Foundation Golf Day for Bob WilsonTuesday – Croydon Charity Ball
Wednesday – Non League Football Paper Awards Lunch

“At such times you can’t help but think back,” says Bob. There was recently a programme on TV about Sir Harry Secombe.  When Sir Harry heard Bob for the first time he wrote “this man is magic” and proposed him for membership of the Lord’s Taverners. Eric Morecambe went home and told his son he had seen a very funny man. More recently, Jimmy Tarbuck said “he always goes well”, and you can now see Bob’s Tribute to Ronnie Corbett on You Tube on

Here is the News

Bob hosted a major event for Frogmore Property Company and Natasha Kaplinski announced the lucky winner of a car. Also shown are (left) Paul White, Chairman, and Bob and Megs Wilson.
“You helped make it a fantastic evening” – Paul White
“I have had nothing but great feedback about you” –
Sandie May, Administration Manager, Frogmore
“You are such a funny man.” - Natasha Kaplinsky
“You were very well received as shown by the laughter” –
Barbara Hamilton, Event Manager
Also in the past month Bob’s engagements have included performing a comedy auction for a Golf Day in aid of Motor Neurone Disease at the London Club, Kent; a lunch for Worcester CCC and a Rolls Royce Dinner in aid of Prince Philip’s Trust
“As Hughie Green used to say I thank you most sincerely for being a fabulous after-dinner speaker” – David Shaw, Organiser
He followed that with a dinner for Fulham FC Scouts’ Conference; speaking and celebrating the 70th birthday of Ed Stewart with Pete Murray, David Jensen, John Lodge of the Moody Blues, Paul Burnett, David Hamilton, Kenny Kynch, Jess Conrad and many more and a Crystal Palace FC Golf Day and Dinner
“You were breathtakingly funny as usual and added greatly to everyone’s enjoyment of the day” – Martin Long, co-Chairman CPFC


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 (seen below with a legend), Peter Bonetti, Ray Clemence, Pat Jennings, Peter Shilton, Alex Stepney and Bob Wilson (seen above just before his Round Britain Bike Ride) 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.

Cat Gets a Birdie!

Bob is writing a foreward for a new book on football mascots. Here he does some research at Crystal Palace FC with two mascots and Kayla, the real thing. Also coming up are included..............
Hosting the prestigious Kent Excellence in Business Awards
CBI Dinner in North Wales
Lord’s Taverners with David Mellor QC and Ken Livingstone
Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Golf Tournament in Portugal interviewing celebrities for Sky Sports
 Football Dinners for Old Chigwellians FC, Broomfield FC (Centenary), Matchday Centres, Tonbridge AFC
Non League Football Awards
Croydon Charity Ball
Cricket Beneficiary Hog Roast
Jazz Night at La Dolce Vita
Olde Thyme Music Hall
Corporate Charity Ball in Sussex
and plenty of golf days for SPARKS, Variety Club and the Willow Foundation
Xmas is getting busy so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
You can book Bob at his brilliant new website www.bobthecatbevan.comTelephone 01892 750094 or mobile 07836 250835 or Email

Grumpy old goalies


Bob 'The Cat' Bevan