Yaki is a writer, comedian, actor, and musician from Seattle, WA. He was on the legendary Mess Hall team, Shimmy! He also created the show, Masters of Cinema, which he's been hosting with his team, Seminal, in the UCB Inner Sanctum (every 1st Saturday of the month at 7pm) for over four years. He's studied under Billy Merritt, Joel Spence, Hal Rudnick, Ben Siemon, Will McLaughlin, Mike McLendon, Eugene Cordero, Tara Copeland (for musical improv), and James Mastraieni. You can see him performing improv, stand-up, comedy songs, and regular music around town. He's very tired.