27 entries in Games / Table Tennis / Ping Pong
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Maurice Garland A Postscript
  • Handkerchief to Egg with ping-pong ball
  • Silk & Egg shown, silk vanishes
Also published here 1903 345
Stewart James Sleightly Off threaded ping pong ball is removed underneath cloth
Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 134)
Jack Blades Balls and Ribbons from the Mouth Routine ping pong balls and ribbon from mouth routine
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
Audley Dunham Floating Ping-Pong Ball between hands, thread
1948/27 67
M. E. Faber A Ping Pong Ball Routine rolls on rope
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Tony Corinda No. 6. spectator is selected with ping pong ball, named place is predicted in an envelope
1958 18
Tony Corinda (6) Fire Balls table tennis balls and luminous paint
1959 281
David Hoy By Gosh! It Moved! ping pong ball moves spookily, glued bug
1963 19
U. F. Grant Infallible Prediction ping pong ball is placed under one of three cups, different colors, prediction
Variations Jan. 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 394)
Patrick Page Ping-Pong on the Nose balancing a paper tube on the nose and throwing balls into it
1974 15
Brian McCarthy Der steigende und fallende Tischtennisball table tennis ball floats down and up in glass of water
June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Turk Pipkin S'No Ball ping-pong ball vanishes as it is tossed in the air
1985 116
Steve Beam Ping Pong Force ping pong ball is thrown to audience, way to arrive at a stooge, see p. 436 for additional ideas
1985 107
Marvyn Roy Omega-Four...One-Man Mental Act routine with four phases
  • named card is written on blank card in the deck
  • number divination, then signed bill travels to sealed card case
  • selected cards are named, memory stunt
  • spectator looks at ping pong ball and names a card, card appears inside case
Inspired by Sep. 1985
Magick (Issue 357)
Karrell Fox Comedy "Ball N' Rope" ping pong ball balanced on short rope, then it is seen that it is stuck to it, gag
1986 77
Karrell Fox The "Egg-splosion" egg hit into audience with ping-pong paddle, it explodes into confetti shower
1991 111
Marián Jedlicka Magischer Pingpong-Ball ball penetrates to inside upside down cup when put into paper tube above it
Also published here
  • Prager Zaubereien
Sep. 1992
Intermagic (Vol. 17 No. 2)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Super Psychic ping-pong ball on table
Inspired by Jan. 1993
Magick (Issue 483)
Harry Anderson Ping-Pong Ball, Fruti & Flute comedy bit, ping-pong ball thrown into the air, caught and balanced on nose, eating apple and playing a tune on a flute with the nose to finish act
1993 43
Harry Eng Eng's Bottles impossible objects:
  • Deck in Bottle
  • Ping (ping-pong ball in bottle)
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends)
Martin Gardner The Ball That Rolls Uphill
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
experiment with two pencils and a ping pong ball
Jan. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 5)
Steve "Banachek" Shaw It Takes Balls check in envelope among others, all are shredded but one with fee, using pingpong balls
Inspired by 2003
Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 15)
Hiroshi Sawa Ping Pong Pocus ping pong ball changes color twice, then paddle shrinks
2013 232
Alexander de Cova ESPacology 2 nine spectators on chairs on stage with an envelope each, ping pong balls with numbers one to nine, one chosen, that spectator has a prize in the envelope, remaining envelopes contain large letters that make up prediction or company name
Inspired by Jan. 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 4)
Nathan Kranzo Handful of Balls Gag Gag to use lots of ping pong balls to choose "random" spectator
2021 89
Christian Scherer Der Pokal mit der goldenen Kugel ball and vase routine, vase designed as trophy, ping-pong theme
2022 3
Christian Scherer Production of two Ping-Pong balls from purse frame, handling
2022 6