“Security Questions” is about a guy who is not able to answer any of the pre-set questions that guard his password. This is inspired by real life security questions like these:
I think I can answer ONE of those with confidence?
If “Liberty Plaza” was our labor of love in which we wrote mostly to entertain each other, “Security Questions” was us trying to write a Proper Sketch, with a clear premise and overt jokes. It’s the sketchiest sketch. If this show were an album, you could release this sketch as a single and it stands up.
The first draft was different: the questions are very presumptive…
I’m glad Will is doing this breakdown — Small Men was one of the best sketch shows I’ve seen at UCB. It’s definitely worth studying for anyone who wants to write sketch. This sketch in particular was incredibly well-executed. It exists here: