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The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from Dennis Roberts
71 events 53 reviews

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.

reviewed Sep 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Lisa
72 events 47 reviews

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

reviewed Sep 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dawn
32 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 25 2011 report as inappropriate
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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
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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.

<em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Steve Martin and Martin Short <em>Grease</em>