Michael Trautman – Traveling the World on a Ping Pong Ball

Michael Trautman

Michael Trautman has been described as a visual comic, performance artist, new vaudevillian, mime, physical comedian, storyteller and magician. He claims only to be a clown…but he’s also known around the world as KING PONG!

You’ll learn how to take one concept and turn it into a lifetime of entertainment!

He was the Star Clown with the Big Apple circus, been on ABC, TNN and performed at Theaters and Festivals around the world. A master of movement! You gotta see his performances to believe them.

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Here’s what’s on this Podcast

  • [3:00] Steps of the creative process
  • [7:19] Magic with ping pong balls
  • [8:38] On being vulnerable
  • [9:56] On body language
  • [12:37] Street performing
  • [16:09] Big Apple Circus
  • [18:13] Michael injury
  • [22:25] The ping pong ball as a media
  • [24:43] Fact or something John just made up
  • [32:58] Performing Horror Story
  • [35:33] Advice for the beginner
  • [36:11] Advice for the working pro

Contact info:

  • Website: www.MichaelTrautman.com
  • Email: mltrautman@gmail.com
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michael-trautman-165912606768641/
  • Twitter: @mltrautman68
  • YouTube: Michael Trautman

Make sure to check out my blogs and more episodes on this website

About the author, John

Creator and host of The Variety Artist podcast. Making a living entertaining since 1998.


  1. Michael Trautman on 08/06/2018 at 9:03 PM

    Thanks for having me on the podcast! Great job of Q & A and editing!
    Keep up the great work! – MT

    • John Abrams on 08/13/2018 at 6:08 AM

      Thanks Michael. Loved having you on!

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