August 9, 2017 in Interactive Arts

Harley Newman - Escape Artistry

Harley pushes limits. He walks barefoot on sharp swords, dances in broken glass, and clears his sinuses with a high-heeled shoe! He swallows swords, uses his tongue to stop fans and pick locks, and escapes from a straitjacket while riding a unicycle!  “Legendary performance artist!”

 “Human Oxymoron!”

At birth, doctors wondered if Harley would survive. They still do.

In his evolution from circus clown to something else, Harley Newman has pushed the boundaries of stunt, and is the only person ever to be recognized with Lifetime Achievement awards for performance in both sideshow and escapes.

His television appearances include The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular, and have been viewed by approximately a billion people.

Harley has repeatedly taken his unique art form to ever further extremes, entering into territories thought to be impossible. He was rejected by the Guinness Book of Records as “too dangerous to publish”!