The Comics

One of the highlights of his career came in 2011 when he was selected to entertain the Duke of Edinburgh at a 90th birthday tribute. He was alongside Barry Humphries (Dame Edna Everage), Al Murray and the late Frank Carson

This man is magic. We must get him into the charity

Sir Harry Secombe , proposing Bob for  Lord’s Taverners membership after working with him at a lunch. 



From a young age Bob was always interested in comedy shows and comedians. Little did he think he would one day get to know and work with many of his heroes from shows he heard as a child. Two were Charlie Chester and Ted Ray and he did get to meet and work in front of them before they passed away.

Bob-and-Barry-Cryer-13.JPG Bob and Barry Cryer

Bob “the Cat” Bevan and Barry Cryer

Willie Rushton , when asked to name his favourite after dinner speakers


Just a year after he was “discovered” Bob found himself sharing the bill at the Eve of Cup Final Banquet with Billy Connolly with Jimmy Tarbuck as the compere.

Since then there aren’t many comics he has not shared the bill with.

Russ Abbott, Max Boyce, Frank Carson, Jasper Carrot, Ronnie Corbett, Leslie Crowther, Barry Cryer, Jim Davidson, Ken Dodd, Bruce Forsyth, Rhod Gilbert, Frankie Howerd, Roy Hudd, Barry Humphries (as both Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson), Eddie Large, Bernard Manning, Eric Morecambe, Willie Rushton and many more.

In show business we think he’s the bees’ knees. He’s the most sought-after after dinner speak in the country and that’s a fact

Jim Davidson

His one regret is never getting to meet his all-time hero. Surprising because his style is often compared to the legendary Tommy Cooper. “My greatest-ever compliment” says Bob

Bob-at-the-Old-Wilsonians-FC-Picture-courtesy-of-13.jpgBob at the old Wilsonians Fc. Picture courtesy of  The People.

Thank you  so much for your great cabaret at the Peter Allis Golf Day – and for following Bruce Forsyth!

Director ,  Lady Taverners

Grumpy old goalies


Bob 'The Cat' Bevan