"Saturday Night Live" addressed the trial and subsequent verdict in the Jussie Smollett trial during its "Weekend Update" segment this week.
Co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che reconvened after taking last week off to discuss the top headlines of the day, which meant that the high-profile case in Chicago was simply impossible to ignore. The former "Empire" actor was found guilty on five of six counts that he lied to police and staged a hoax hate crime against himself in January of 2019.
"On Thursday, a Chicago jury declared Jussie Smollett really bad at acting," Jost joked at the top of the segment, referencing the fact that Smollett was accused of lying to police on six occasions about the hoax.
"It’s the worst staged hate crime since my all-Christian production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’" Jost added.