In a short scene tucked inside Weekend Update, the NBC sketch series turned a meeting of “Empire” executives into an absolute Smollett roast. The episode was hosted “Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh, and the Emmy winner was tightly wound as Smollett’s manager. She played off Chris Redd as a beleaguered-looking Smollett, Kenan Thompson as Lee Daniels, and Kate McKinnon’s Ego Nwodim and Mikey Day as Fox executives.
The sketch begins with the Fox executives attempting to fire him from “Empire,” when Smollett and his manager make their case. When he is late to the meeting,