Secret clubs. Forbidden islands. Religious enclaves. The front of that really long line at the new Shake Shack opening across town. There are places in this world that are ultra-exclusive, places where you can only get in if you’re either super-wealthy or obscenely well-connected. Clayton Smith and Ryan Smith are neither. They’re solidly middle class, and their friends aren’t all that impressive. But that’s not stopping these two Midwestern college professors from trying every insane idea they can dream up to try to game access to some of the world’s most ridiculously exclusive spots! Welcome to Access Denied. It’s like Mission: Impossible, but with jokes. And a much lower chance of success.