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After Dinner Speaker : Bob Bevan

Bob, referred to in The Stage as “Britain’s leading after-dinner speaker”, is probably the first person to be honoured by HM the Queen for after-dinner speaking.He is also the first after-dinner speaker to be selected for Who's Who, which includes those who have reached the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen field.

Recently he showed his other skills by hosting a chat show with legendary football managers Sir Alex Ferguson and Harry Redknapp and received rave reviews. He is now in demand all over the world. He has twice toured Australia and is going back again in late 2010 when he has more bookings than ever before. In the past 12 months he has also appeared in Bahrain, Singapore, Thailand and the West Indies.

Starting as a sporting speaker, he has spoken at 77 of the 92 Premier and Football League clubs, as well as countless cricket, rugby, golf and other sports functions. He is a regular on Channel 4's Countdown, followed Danny Baker as host of BBC Radio 5's Six O Six, and became a fixture with Sir Terry Wogan on Auntie's Bloomers. Today he is also regarded as a fine corporate comedian, interviewer, presenter and awards host.

Unlike his goalkeeping he is a safe pair of hands with clean material. His business background - he was PR Director for a major Plc for 14 years and is still a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the National Union of Journalists - makes him an ideal choice for the corporate market.

He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Lord's Taverners, an Honorary Barker of the Variety Club and a member of the Grand Order of Water Rats. He has appeared with most of the top stars of show business and sport. Rod Stewart even booked him for his father's birthday party. Another fan is the Duke of Edinburgh who told a member of the audience "I like that chap's voice". Bob had just delivered a poem teasing the Duke for never recognising him. He has just appeared with him again and delivered a second poem about him - The Sequel.

Poems, parody and script-writing is another of Bob's fortes. He has written for Lord Coe, Sir David Frost and William Hague among others. He also wrote for the late Lord Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury. When he died Lady Runcie wrote "you are a legend in our house with The Johnson Brothers Lenin in Poland jokes. Even Piers Morgan referred to Bob as "legendary" in his latest book and the Sunday Times, which published one of his poems, said "Bevan is such an accomplished joke writer and orator. His best-selling book "Nearly Famous", published by Virgin, needed two reprints in hardback and is still available in paperback"

Reuters Jackie Blanchflower Memorial Trophy 1999-2000

Benedictine After Dinner Speakers Award Mail on Sunday After Dinner Speakers Hall of Fame.

“One of Britain´s funniest After Dinner Comedians”..... Variety Magazine

“This man is magic”.....Sir Harry Secombe MBE

“Acknowledged as Britain´s leading, full time, After Dinner Speaker”.....The Stage

“Thank you for coming to France, Bob, your presence and splendid performance on stage put the icing on the cake”.....Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge, President, Lords Taverners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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