His name is Yesel, but his friends call him Yak. Yak is a performer/writer/editor/dodgeballer from Van Nuys, CA. His first real attempt at comedy was when he was a senior at the University of La Verne. He started doing stand up there, but years later he really fell in love with the improv and sketch community at UCB. That's where his focus has been these days. You may have seen him perform around town with his sketch/improv/slammer team PRIVATE STREET. They're some of the best friends he has ever had. Private Street has won UCB Cagematch 5 times, and UCB Sketch Showdown for over a year, and now is hosting/performing in That NEW NEW Sketch Show the first Friday of every month at UCB Sunset. He's also honored to have been part of the Maude teams EastWOOD, Baseball and currently on the Maude team Mr. Bird! Yak thinks life is cool, and just really loves everybody. He'd love to party with you.

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