Yaki is a writer, comedian, actor, and musician from Seattle, WA. He's excited to perform with his Mess Hall team, Shimmy. He also created the show, Masters of Cinema, which he hosts with his team, Seminal, in the UCB Inner Sanctum (every 3rd Friday of the month). He's studied under Billy Merritt, Joel Spence, Hal Rudnick, Ben Siemon, Will McLaughlin, Adam McCabe, Eugene Cordero, Tara Copeland (for musical improv), and Mike Still at UCB. He created the webcomic, Moose Hoopla (moosehoopla.com), and likes to talk endlessly about Star Wars, James Bond, music history, and cats.