Madhouse Rhythm -- A Funny, Frank Look at Mental Illness
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The last date listed for Madhouse Rhythm was Thursday October 6, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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More than 35 years ago, Michael Bossier founded a comedy troupe called "Spaghetti Jam," bringing together stand-up acts and improv pros for the first time, with all-star alums that included Dana Carvey, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg. Now, Bossier is back with Marsh Jam, a brand-new troupe that uses the same formula of the prior group and sprinkles in a bit of sketch comedy based on current events, along with cool local music acts. With the intimate setting of the cabaret, you'll get to be up close as these gifted comics make immediate, tailor-made theater. Learn More
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Switching effortlessly from piano to hip-hop vocal to talk, Joshua Walters confronts the difficult issue of mental illness in this short, 80-minute performance piece. Though the subject matter is heavy, there was a good dose of humor. Walters did an excellent job of connecting with the audience; I, and others, were focused on him the whole time.
Quotes & Highlights
- Exceptionally sharp…in the funniest possible way. —<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>
- Frank, funny, intense, at times unsettling, Walters is a dynamic performer. —<em>San Francisco Bay Guardian</em>
- Artful…informative…done with humor. —KGO 560, ABC
- See the promo trailer on <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSw2fwKRS0A">YouTube</a>.
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.