Who Wants to Be a Sketch Comedian?

A popular photograph purportedly showing a hapless 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' contestant is actually from a sketch comedy show.

Claim: Photograph shows a 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' contestant being asked to identify the first letter of the alphabet.


Example: [Collected via Reddit, 2014]

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Evil Mastermind Edition.

first letter of the alphabet

Origin:An image purportedly showing a game show contestant on the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire quiz show being asked a confusing question concerning the first letter in the English alphabet has been circulating online since at least 2007.

While the above-displayed screenshot was taken from an actual television show, the above image does not show a real question featured on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game show. The above-displayed image actually comes from an Australian sketch comedy show called Comedy Inc: The Late Shift, which aired from 2005 to 2007 on the Nine Network:

In addition to the obvious humor in the above-displayed clip, the video ends with a logo for The Late Shift and not the logo for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Last updated: 19 January 2016

Originally published: 19 January 2016

Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.