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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Coney '07 Events: 1st Annual Congress Of Curious Peoples: Harley Newman!

HARLEY NEWMAN, The Professional Lunatic - a one man extreme freak show.

Harley Newman is the featured performer Wednesday night at the 1ST ANNUAL CONGRESS OF CURIOUS PEOPLES. He is the stuntmaster, the escape artist, the magician, and holder of the world's record for the minimum number of nails in a bed of nails act (four nine-inch spikes) - and at this show he might even attempt only ONE nail!

Todd Robbins at the CIUSA bulletin board says:
Yes, you read that right...he supports himself on the point of A SINGLE NAIL.

But that is just a small part of the unforgettable show he does. Harley is also one of most articulate performers working today. He will make you laugh and make you think...and make you think you are laughing! Harley has been muttering that he might retire the show soon, so this might be your last chance to see this true master that makes sideshow performance into an Art. Do no miss this show.

Some of Harley's rave reviews:

"Too dangerous to include!"
Mark Young, editor, Guinness Book of Records

"No, no! Oh, my God! No!"
Geraldo Rivera

"Reinventing the art of escapes!"
Todd Robbins, author, Magic of the Sideshow

"The Future of the Sideshow!"
The Learning Channel

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

"Too dangerous to include!"
Mark Young, editor, Guinness Book of Records

Wednesday, April 18th
Only At Sideshows by the Seashore Theater
W. 12th St. and Surf Ave. Coney Island
8:00 PM
General Admission $10

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posted by Omar Robau @ 4/17/2007 01:47:00 PM 


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