Bob Robertson – Humorous Political Satire
Traveling From: Vancouver
Fees:$2,501 - $5,000
Bob Robertson is one of Canada’s premier after-dinner entertainers. Bob is a premier political satirists as well as a humourous writer and stand-up comedian. He has a resume of hundreds of performances from coast to coast in Canada.
Experience: As well as entertaining at corporate and community events, in February 1987 he joined forces with Linda Cullen to begin a CBC Radio series called “Double Exposure”. It ran for ten and a half very successful years with an average weekly audience of over 300 thousand listeners. During that time, Double Exposure was nominated three times for the Actra Radio awards (The Nellies) winning for Best Comedy Program.
From 1990 to 1997, as part of Double Exposure, Bob toured Canada, playing in major theatres in every province and territory, including the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, The Jubilee Auditoriums in Calgary and Edmonton, the Royal Alex Theatre in Toronto, and The Orpheum in Vancouver, just to mention a very few. In 1994, Double Exposure began to write, produce and perform an annual New Year’s Eve television special on the national CBC TV network called “A Swift Kick in The Year End”. It ran for three years with exceptional ratings of over two million viewers.
In 1997, Double Exposure was contracted by the CTV network to produce a weekly comedy program. As well as performing on camera and writing, Bob Robertson was one of the executive producers of the series. Double Exposure ran on CTV for three years until the spring of 2000. During that time it was nominated for six Gemini Awards including the Chrysler Canada “People’s Choice Award” for the six highest rated Canadian television programs. Double Exposure also won the U.S International Film and Video Festival’s Gold Camera Award as well as the Saskatoon Film and Video Festival’s Golden Sheaf Award.
Bob continues to produce, write and perform in radio and television, including a CBC Television New Year’s Eve special, and as co-producer, writer and performer in Double Exposure’s “˜The Snides of March”, a critically acclaimed comedy review at Vancouver’s Waterfront Theatre, March of 2006. For the past three years, Bob has been a contributor of humourous columns to the Globe and Mail. In 2004, Bob, as part of Double Exposure was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2004. You can see the Double Exposure star in the sidewalk on Granville Street; Vancouver’s Entertainment Row.
Performance Style: Bob looks at current events from a satirical point of view, bringing you his news which is ripped right off this morning headlines. He takes delight in poking fun at newsmakers, politicians, corporate CEOs, sports stars and Media celebrities, many of whom he sends up with his hilarious impersonations.
Why hire Bob Robertson? Bob Robertson is one of Canada’s most successful after-dinner entertainers, spending many years entertaining at corporate and special events everywhere in Canada. He takes great care to weave the audience into his presentation.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Cruise Lines, Comedy Festivals, Sports Events, Casino Events, Charity Events, Celebrity Speaking Events, Conventions, and Trade Shows.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
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Brian Mulroney Tribute, CBC Television
New Years Eve with Michael J. Fox Writer/Voice CBC Television
What’s a Nice Show…(Series), CBC Television
The Plutonium Incident, Time-Life ABC Television
The Debaters, CBC Radio
Madly Off in All Directions, CBC Radio
Scarface (Video Game), Vivendi Universal Games
Web of Intrigue, Vivendi Universal Games
Smoking Loins of Desire (syndicated), Vista Radio
The Masque of the Red Death, CBC Radio Orchestra
Animated Editorial Cartoon, The Journal CBC TV
Spitting Image (Canadian pilot), Thomas Howe Prod/CBC TV
Double Exposure (Series), CBC Radio
The Radio Show with Jack Farr, CBC Radio
Summer Comedy Blowout, Vancouver
Peter and the Wolf, Vancouver Symphony
The Snides of March (Theatre prod), Vancouver
Moncton Comedy Festival ‘04, Moncton
Classic Double Ex. Comedy, Vancouver Symphony
Double Exposure ‘Live’, Cross Canada tours