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25 Star Starred
The Marsh Berkeley Arts Center
2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
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Great restaurant, Cancun, right next door.
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be sure you doublecheck the start time of the show because Goldstar gave me an incorrect start time and I missed the show altogether.
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51 reviews
91 stars
attended Sep 22 2011

Very strange. Guy is beyond weird. Not at all interesting. WAish he would have gotten out of the manic mode and gotten a bit depressed. The mania was hard to take.

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42 reviews
-49 stars
attended Sep 08 2011

I give him props for his courage to do what he does on stage, but the show is in serious need of both a director and an editor. It's a work in progress and could stand some cleaning up and tightening.
I got bored about a third of the way in, too...continued

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11 reviews
12 stars
attended Aug 25 2011

Fabulous!!! Very thughtful, well-spoken, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always engaging!!!

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Quotes & Highlights

Exceptionally sharp…in the funniest possible way.  —San Francisco Chronicle
Frank, funny, intense, at times unsettling, Walters is a dynamic performer.  —San Francisco Bay Guardian
Artful…informative…done with humor.  —KGO 560, ABC
See the promo trailer on YouTube.


Joshua Walters is an internationally acclaimed comedian, poet, educator and performer whose work has appeared on ABC, MTV2, PBS and NPR. A theater performer for over a decade, Walters incorporates elements of spoken word and beatbox into his shows, in a mash-up of comedy, intimate reflection and unpredictable antics. In the last two years, Walters has performed at theaters and universities throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East.    

Madhouse Rhythm is the story of someone who has flipped “inflicted” into “gifted,” and coined “mental illness” into… “mental skillness.” Walters’ show uses humor to reframe madness as a positive.