Yak Back!

UMass Yak Back! is a sketch-comedy show created by UMass Amherst students! We've got skits, improv, cold opens, more skits, and other goofy segments on our show!

  • Embedded thumbnail for Learning A New Card Game
    December 19, 2019 - 12:28am

    In this sketch, the new kid on the floor attempts to bond with his neighbors by playing a friendly card game with them. The rules, are simple, he'll probably learn as he goes.

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    December 19, 2019 - 12:28am

    Have you ever felt an overwhelming desire to flex your creative metaphorical muscles and enroll in an improv class? No? Good, you're not missing out on anything.

    ***PSA: "Improv" is Latin for "unforeseen" :)***

  • Embedded thumbnail for Top 5 UMass Construction Sites!
    December 19, 2019 - 12:28am

    Join us to rank the best construction sites on the UMass Amherst Campus!

    A Top 5 list like you've never before experienced!

    ***PSA: These buildings will be ready in 2028 :/***

  • Embedded thumbnail for What's this guy's name again?
    December 19, 2019 - 12:28am

    Oh dang, I just ran into some guy in the hallway on my way to my Math131 class, and he has started talking, and he's being super friendly and acting like we are really close, but I can't seem to recall his exact name.

    ***PSA: When in doubt, call them "bud" :D***

Embedded thumbnail for Learning A New Card Game

In this sketch, the new kid on the floor attempts to bond with his neighbors by playing a friendly card game with them. The rules, are simple, he'll probably learn as he goes.

Embedded thumbnail for Improv 101

Have you ever felt an overwhelming desire to flex your creative metaphorical muscles and enroll in an improv class? No? Good, you're not missing out on anything.

***PSA: "Improv" is Latin for "unforeseen" :)***

Embedded thumbnail for Top 5 UMass Construction Sites!

Join us to rank the best construction sites on the UMass Amherst Campus!

A Top 5 list like you've never before experienced!

***PSA: These buildings will be ready in 2028 :/***

Embedded thumbnail for What's this guy's name again?

Oh dang, I just ran into some guy in the hallway on my way to my Math131 class, and he has started talking, and he's being super friendly and acting like we are really close, but I can't seem to recall his exact name.

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One of our members has a major problem that we frankly couldn't let go unaddressed for any longer....

***PSA: The first step is admitting :)***

Embedded thumbnail for Not very good ASMR

The only way to make money on Youtube these days is to either play minecraft or make asmr videos, and we don't have enough in the budget to buy a copy of minecraft.

***PSA: "Nobody tingled" :(***

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Yak Back Corporate is here?! Careers on the line, the Yak Back crew has to throw together on-the-spot movie pitches based on a card game.

***PSA: That's a total of 14 Kramers, if you do the math :D***

Embedded thumbnail for Yak Back! Room Review - Dylan

We had really high expectations for Dylan's room. After all, he's a pretty clean cut guy; he watches what he eats, combs his hair, etc. But... His room is directly from the 7th circle of hell.

***PSA: The soap tasted yucky :(***

Embedded thumbnail for Yak Back! Room Review - Sophie

Sophie begrudgingly agreed to let us come and film in her room for this one. And after this one, I don't think we'll be getting another invite anytime soon.

***PSA: my hands, were in fact, oily :(***

Embedded thumbnail for Yak Back! Room Review - Sam

We've taken the long hike up to no man's land for this room review. Is Sam Huntley's dorm as quirky as he is? Yes.

***PSA: Packing peanuts are toxic :(***

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In this spooky episode conceived by, written, directed, starring, and edited by Sam, we begin to realize that he's really the only important member of the creative process after all. Kappa.

***PSA: "Reply hazy. Try again later" :0***

Embedded thumbnail for Yak Back! Room Review - Skim

In this video, we take a look at the Dorm room of Sam Kim, the high roller. Doesn't this just make you want to grab a pitchfork and storm the Honors College?

***PSA: It smelled really good :(***