The 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 a hard year for “the Cat” as President of Kent and he has now handed over to his successor, Graham Johnson.. In Perth, Australia, he posed for this iconic picture with the President of Western Australian Cricket, Dennis Lillee, and MCC President, Mike Gatting.


As a stand-up and event host Bob is getting rave reviews from audiences of all ages.

AUSTRALIA was another huge success and he even managed to appear at not one, but two Boxing Day Breakfasts in Melbourne. Just look at these reviews from Down Under.

“Brilliant as always” – Peter Burnett, President of the Australian Hotels Association

“I think it was the best stand-up I’ve ever heard” – Mark Nicholas, TV Commentator

“As always the Cat had the audience eating out of his hand” – Geoff Merrill, President, South Australia Lord’s Taverners

”Thanks for your inimitable great performance” – Carolyn Johnson, Secretary, Lord’s Taverners, Victoria

“”You were an absolute hit. A high quality performance of stand-up comedy, perfect for the occasion” – Mark Anderson, Club Manager, Melbourne Cricket Club

“We’ve had many guest speakers over 29 years but few as quick-witted and entertaining as this very funny Pom. The applause from the partisan Aussie crowd said it all.” – Dermot McEnroe, Director, North Cliff Surf Club, Surfers Paradise



Bob is now President of the legendary National Sporting Club and will be hosting the club’s events at their new home, the Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly in London’s West End. Founded in 1891 the NSC was the governing body of boxing for many years. Previous Presidents include Lord Lonsdale, The Marquess of Queensbury and Lord Forte.


Since coming back from Australia Bob has been on a cruise in the West Indies with cricket legends David Gower and David “Bumble” Lloyd, hosted a Burns Night, entertained at Pembury FC with football star Terry Yorath, Worcester CCC Lunch and the Stock Exchange Golf Club.

“You were sensational. The best person we could have possibly had” Vinny Coddringto, CEO Middlesex CCC CEO after the 150th Anniversary Lunch

“Brilliant! You captured the mood precisely. I can’t begin to tell you how much everyone enjoyed it” – Ian Lovett, Chairman, Middlesex CCC

“I’ve already had many positive emails to say how much everyone enjoyed you.” – Vicky Moore Durham CCC after their Championship Celebration Dinner

“Thoroughly enjoyed your performance. Couldn’t stop laughing.” – Malcolm Dawson, University Security Officers Dinner after their Conference and “Thanks ever so much. It was fab!” Jessica McDaid, Event Manager

“Splendid. Enjoyed immensely by all” – Peter Hegarty, Sussex 41 Club, St George’s Day Dinner 

“Best in the business” – Peter Joel, after Bob hosted the Roast Beef Club St George’s Day Lunch for the second year

 COMING UP includes

•    President National Sporting Club 2014
•    Immediate Past President of Kent CCC until April 2015
•    Mineral Products Association Annual Lunch
•    Crystal Palace FC Golf Day
•    Guildford Rugby Club Dinner
•    Bill Tidy Tribute Dinner
•    Dubai Dinners
•    Graham Gooch Foundation Dinner at Lord’s
•    Sir Henry Cooper Memorial Golf Classic Dinner
•    NSC World Cup ’66 Lunch
•    Scottish Power Dinner at Southport
•    NSC Big Screen World Cup Dinner
•    Hadleigh Cricket Club Dinner
•    NSC Big Screen World Cup Dinner
•    Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Classic Portugal
•    Canterbury Arts Lunch
•    Leighton Town FC Dinner
•    Openweek Charity Dinner, Lord’s
•    USA tour
•    Sussex County Cricket League Dinner
•    NSC Boxing Dinner
•    Southport Golf Club Dinner
•    Rotary Conference
•    Sutton Utd FC Dinner
•    Newmarket Golf Club Dinner
•    Aldershot FC Dinner
•    Pressgang Xmas Lunch
•    Chartered Institute of Waste Management Xmas Lunch
•    NSC Xmas Lunch
•    Lord’s Taverners Belfast Xmas Lunch
•    NSC Burns Boxing Night 2015
•    RAC Golf Dinner 2015   
Book NOW for Xmas 2014
You can book Bob at his brilliant new website
or telephone 01892 750094 mobile 07836 250835 Email

Grumpy old goalies


Bob 'The Cat' Bevan