Ken Mate has performed professionally for over four decades. He has appeared with many top stars including the bands Chicago and Alabama, REO Speedwagon, Weird Al, Wynonna Judd, Charlie Daniels, Smokey Robinson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the Smothers Brothers.
Ken is a corporate talk show host and is the master of ceremonies for many high profile events. He has hosted the Detroit Grand Prix Auto Race and two public appearances by Oprah Winfrey.
As a comedy magician, he was seen on the NBC TV SPECIAL ”The World’s Greatest Magic” and his magic hands were featured in commercials including McDonald’s and The Incredible Edible Egg. Ken was part of the magic bar scene in Chicago having worked at the New York Lounge and Schulien’s.
In 2006, Ken Mate was the recipient of the Clarke ”The Senator” Crandall award for comedy excellence.