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.

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”.

“...standing ovation...very easy to work with...outstanding teaser...”

                                                                                                                                                        Salisbury U

Harley’s appeared on over 200 television shows worldwide, and viewed by approximately a billion people.  His television credits include The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular.  He’s appeared on hundreds of college campuses, and has been a featured entertainer at theme parks. Harley’s newest show, Dancing With Ghosts, was featured in the 2009 NY International Fringe Festival.

Amazing, congenial, and fearless! A real crowd pleaser!”

                                                                                 Middlesex CC

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


Harley Newman

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

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.

"Wonderful, easy, and pleasant to work with!”

                                                                                             Quinnipiac U