JOSHUA REUBEN SILVERSTEIN
is an award winning actor, comedic writer, beatboxer and educator. His various performances and productions throughout the country have received admiration from, Norman Lear, LeVar Burton, John Landgraf, Stan Lathan, Wayne Brady, Anjelica Huston, Craig Robinson, Queen LaTifah and Prince.
Beatboxing since the age of 5, Joshua has become the West Coast’s most sought after beatboxer. His various collaborations with artists such as Slash from Guns and Roses and poetic icons Jerry Quickley, and Ursula Rucker have earned him the title of “the hardest-working performer in L.A.”.
His two-person show, “So Fresh and So Clean,” with actor/poet, Joe Hernandez-Kolski has been receiving rave reviews since its debut at the bang comedy theater in Los Angeles in 2008. It was additionally presented at the Comedy Central Stage and Ars Nova in New York City.
Joshua has gone on to provide and facilitate uncountable Theater, Improvisation and Spoken Word workshops / in-school residencies, all designed to create a safe and open space where youth indulge in the freedom of creative expression. You can currently catch Joshua during the school year as the co-host and co producer of Emmy winning, Downbeat 720; a high school open-mic that has been a staple of Santa Monica for the last 14 years. Joshua also performs with Eliza Skinner for Turnt Up; a monthly comedian emcee battle that takes place once a month at Upright Citizens Brigade in LA.