Joshua Reuben Silverstein is an actor, comedic writer, performer, beatboxer and educator. He’s an original member of Norman Lear’s DECLARE YOURSELF ROAD TRIP SHOW; a 3-year spoken-word/music performance tour encouraging the American people to register and vote. 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. It was presented at the Comedy Central Stage and Ars Nova in New York City. Joshua was honored along side Gina Loring and Brandon Coleman as the first American Hip Hop Artists to perform in Kuwait under the U.S Embassy. Beatboxing since the age of 5, many people know Joshua as the West Coast’s most sought after beatboxer. His various collaborations with poets, musicians and other performers across the globe have earned him the title of “the hardest-working beatboxer in L.A.”. 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. For 14 years, Joshua produced, curated and hosted, numerous multifaceted, live art showcases within the greater Los Angeles area. 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 10 years. Joshua also serves as Co-Host with Eliza Skinner at The Beatdown; a comedian emcee battle that takes place once a month at Upright Citizens Brigade in LA.