Harrison Greenbaum began performing magic at the age of five and stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the longest-tenured president of the Harvard Magic Society in the group’s history and the creator and co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society.
Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand performers in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading both the NY Daily News and TimeOut NY to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy and the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011).
On television, Harrison has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, and was a regular panelist on CurrentTV’s Viewpoint. He has also appeared on NBC, FOX, MTV, Spike, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered to over 3.5 million viewers) and was the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC.
As a magician, Harrison was named one of "today's best" by Newsdayand described by Genii Magazine as “brimming over with crazy, frenetic energy, [he] blew audiences away.”The most requested performer at Monday Night Magic, the longest-running- Off-Broadway magic show in New York, Harrison has also performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, the Mystery Lounge in Boston, and was one of only 30 magicians chosen to perform at the International Festival of Magic, Illusion, and the Unusual in Louisville, Kentucky, alongside such notable magicians as Lance Burton and Mac King. A former camper at Tannen’s Magic Camp, Harrison continues to be a counselor at the annual week-long camp dedicated to training budding artists and has been an advisor to the Society of Young Magicians in Boston and New York for almost a decade.
Harrison is also the star and creator of the one-man comedy+magic show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, which was the first-ever magic show to debut at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Shortly after its sold-out premiere, the show commenced an Off-Broadway run and international tour. (For more information on the show, visit the show's official site here.)
From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his special combination of comedy and magic to audiences around the world, proving each night why publications such as am New York have described him as one of comedy and magic’s “hottest rising stars and, without a doubt, one of the most unique acts you'll ever see.”