Harley Newman

Harley Newman

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Harley Newman has been called "world's most creative sideshow performer", and has been at the cutting edge of the genre since 1985. He clears his sinuses with a power drill, walks barefoot on sharp swords, and deciphers a combination lock with his tongue.

Biography

At birth, doctors wondered whether he’d survive. They still wonder.

“You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, you’ll cover your eyes!”
FOXFiles

He earned school awards for “general information” and physics. His curiosity has led him to two degrees, and parts of several others. Obscure knowledge is his lifelong passion.

“One of those rare beings whose extraordinary talents perfectly
complement his distinctive fearless lunacy, and he puts on a show that audience members are not likely to forget.”
The Daredevil’s Manual

As a baseball team mascot, Harley lit firecrackers under unsuspecting umpires. In the circus, he was clown, sideshow talker, and special assistant to the manager.

“Absolutely extraordinary! Breath-taking!”
Hesser College

Since the mid-1980s, Harley has focused on stunts and escapes, discarding traditional presentation styles, adding verbal, physical, and prop comedy. He’s been widely emulated.
Harley pushes the boundaries of stunt performance. He was rejected by the Guinness Book of Records, as “too dangerous to publish”.

“He was hysterically funny and kept everyone on their toes the entire show!"
E. Stroudsburg U.

Harley’s appeared on over 200 television shows worldwide, and viewed by approximately a billion people. He’s appeared on hundreds of college campuses, and been a featured entertainer at theme parks.

"So far beyond what anyone else is currently doing, he's already the premier sideshow performer of the 22nd century!"
James Taylor, editor
Shocked and Amazed

Harley’s newest show, Dancing With Ghosts, was featured in the 2009 NY International Fringe Festival.

“Harley moved from one stunt to the next, building anticipation of what crazy thing he would do next. Fantastic! Easy show to
promote.”
Alfred State College

Harley trains, writes, directs, and acts as thaumaturge to many performers.

“It was a full house! Standing room only and out the door. Students raved, and wanted more.”
SUNY-Morrisville

Discography

Seen on:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Today Show
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
American Carny
Closing Time
Don Francisco Presente
Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular
Dirty Tricks
Country Fried Video
MondoMagic Fantasia
Arabella
Suomi Las Vegas
Mucizeler Gecesi
Steve Harvey’s BigTime
Geraldo
Jenny Jones
FoxFiles
Sideshow: Alive On The Inside
48 Hours: Escape To L.A.
Over The Edge
Don't Try This At Home
World's Weirdest Performers
World’s Most Dangerous Magic
Modern Primitives
Comedy Central
Rodney Dangerfield's "Meet Wally Sparks"
Etc.