“Saturday Night Live” parodied Jussie Smollett’s legal troubles in a “Shark Tank” sketch.
In “Shark Tank: Legal Edition,” the business sharks are replaced with famous lawyers Michael Avenatti (Pete Davidson), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong), Alan Dershowitz (John Mulaney) and Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon).
The first famous person to ask for help is New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (Beck Bennett), who needs some advice on how to handle his charge of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution.
Next up is Smollett (Chris Redd) who tells the sharks, “You won’t believe this, but I was just attacked outside the studio by Donald Trump himself.”
Derschowitz asks Smollett if there were cameras around and Smollett admits that he is lying.
“Wow. A gay black man lying about an attack,” Pirro says. “I wrote Fox News fan fiction about this, but I never thought it would come true.”
Later on the show, “Weekend Update” also took aim at Smollett. Colin Jost told a news story of a man who faked his own kidnapping and robbery after being unable to pay $50,000 he owed for a Super Bowl pool.
“Worse, the man just lost his job on Empire,” Jost says.