Comedy sketch about Wi-Fi outage doubles as horror film

Oh, the humanity. 

Mar 2, 2020, 1:38 am*

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Audra Schroeder

There are a lot of sources of stress in our lives: work, family, finances, health. In the Internet age, we have a new source of stressnay, panicand it’s called, “Is the Wi-Fi out?”

Julian Smith explores the terror that comes with a disappearing Wi-Fi signal, as well as our ever-increasing distrust of “outside.” When three friends try to figure out what to do while the Wi-Fi’s out, a neighbor tells them, “Well, my Internet’s not working, so I changed my whole outlook on life.”

Of course, that doesn’t last long. 

Move over, The Purge: Anarchy. Wi-Fi: Anarchy’s even scarier.

Screengrab via juliansmith87/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 8, 2014, 3:31 pm