Dubbed the bipolar comedian, Joshua Walters was clinically diagnosed in 2001 and spent the following decade leveling his formidable gift for funny on the internal workings of his brain. Madhouse Rhythm is the ultimate re-frame, approaching mental illness with a positive slant.

Walters has showcased his zany brand of mental health comedy/education on NPR, PBS, and TED, and performed throughout the U.S., in Europe, and the Middle East. The San Francisco Chronicle calls him “exceptionally sharp...in the funniest possible way.”

Mixing spoken word and beatbox into his shows, Walters specializes in a dynamic mash-up of humor, reflection, and unpredictable antics. (Think imitation extraterrestrial sporting a garish fannypack.) 

Through August 25. Marsh Berkeley Cabaret, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. Tickets are $15-35 at 415-282-3055 or themarsh.org.