Amate Magic

Live from Zanies in Rosemont, April 24th 2021

Our 37th annual gala is going LIVE on April 24th!

Save the date to be part of Amate Magic Live benefiting Amate House! Join us for this virtual gala, live-streamed directly from Zanies in Rosemont to the comfort of your home. The evening will include live entertainment from our headliner and Chicago’s own, Pat McGann! Hosted by Southside native Michael Issac, the program will consist of video tributes, raffles, silent auctions, and plenty of opportunities to honor our fellows and support the Amate House program.


Program Schedule: 
7:00 PM (CST): Amate Magic Program with comedic host, Michael Issac
8:00 PM (CST): 30-Minute Stand-Up Comedy with Chicago’s own Pat McGann!


One ticket admits one person. If you aren’t able to join us, please consider sponsoring the event or making a donation below. For any further information or problems purchasing tickets, please contact Matt Schultz at 773.376.2445 or

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Laugh LIVE with our Magic headliner, Chicago’s own Pat McGann!

Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world.  A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at selling packaging.  He hustled his way to become the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself as especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father of 3 young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit & relatable take on family life & marriage. In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening act for Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs, to theater, and to arenas, including 4 sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume, includes performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great American Comedy Festival and the Nashville Comedy Fest. McGann still calls Chicago home.  

Celebrate Amate House with Zanies legend, our host, Michael Issac!

Michael Issac is a stand-up comedian and actor from the south side of Chicago. As an actor, he has done several corporate films, live performances, and television commercials for companies such as McDonald’s, Walgreens, Old Navy, and Walmart. As a standup comedian, Michael has made Zanies Chicago his comedy home where he performs regularly as the Host and Feature. Michael’s brand of comedy is “Good.Clean.Funny.” His dynamic stage presence combined with his charismatic delivery is quickly making him a favorite to audiences of all ages and backgrounds!

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