Ken Mate, Magic
Ken Mate provides interactive strolling, close-up, and stage magic shows for private, public, and corporate events of any size. His sophisticated sleight of hand and infectious personality blend seamlessly to deliver a punch of magical entertainment your guests will remember forever.
Ken Mate has performed his blend of stand-up comedy and magic for over three decades. He has appeared with more than 80 stars as the guest opening act including: The bands Chicago and Alabama, The Beach Boys, Wynona Judd, Smokey Robinson, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Crystal Gayle, Bobby Vinton, Weird Al, Ann Jillian, Ray Charles, Charlie Daniels, and The Smother Brothers.
Ken was featured on the NBC TV special taped at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas titled "The World's Greatest Magic". The show was hosted by the late, John Ritter.
His magic hands have appeared in commercials including Mc Donald's, Chevy, First Bank, and "The Incredible Edible Egg".
Mate is an experienced Master of Ceremonies, and Corporate Talk Show Host. He toured 4 years on behalf of The Illinois State Lottery logging over 1000 performances. He has hosted live shows for Oprah Winfrey, Grand Prix Auto Racing, and 1000's of meetings for major corporations at conferences and conventions.
Ken Mate is a versatile variety artist that is skilled in comedic presentations, magic, mind tricks, juggling and balloon sculpture. He has surprised many with his ability to play the piano, guitar and even the clarinet. All of these entertainment options keep him in high demand. Don't miss him as he will be fabulous at your next event!