I’ll admit, I still love working with sponge balls in my act (such as it is). They’re fun. Plus, when I do my bit with them, it’s always with my grandfather in mind. Certain things in my routine are done with important people to me in mind, and it’s always with my grandfather in mind because the sponge balls are fun and make people smile, kinda like the kindest person I know. Bill Malone’s (www.billmalonemagic.com) routine has that playfulness that I love about the sponge balls and his delivery makes me smile, if not laugh, every time I watch it.
This is considered Bill Malone’s (www.billmalonemagic.com) signature trick. It’s a great bit of storytelling card magic, and though I’ve seen other similar routines and other performers doing “Sam the Bellhop,” Bill’s delivery is spot on and is classic. Even without the magic, the delivery kills.