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 not only some of the most talented people he's ever worked with, they're also some of the best friends he has ever had. Private Street has won UCB Cagematch 5 times, and UCB Sketch Showdown for a year, and now is hosting That NEW NEW show the first Friday of every month. He's also honored to have been part of the Maude team EastWOOD, and currently on the Maude team Baseball! Yak thinks life is cool, and just really loves everybody. He'd love to party with you.