Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Back the Dark has not only been beaten up by critics, but now Saturday Night Live is weighing in on the star-crossed, injury-prone show in a hilarious skit, featuring a slick talking personal injury lawyer.
In a parody of those late-night television commercials, SNL’s Fred Armison plays a lawyer for the firm of Gublin & Green.
The video opens with lawyer Frank Gublin in a law type setting giving the fast pitch followed by client testimonials.
“At Gublin & Green we specialize in assisting clients who have sustained injuries while working at, or attending the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” he says.
“I loved Spider-Man, but I didn’t love it when Spider-Man fell on my head,” said on “client.”
Helmed by “Lion King” director Julie Taymor, with music composed by Bono and The Edge of U2, the $65 million show has been plagued by technical difficulties and injuries to actors and audience goers.
The situation got so bad, the New York Department of Labor investigated.
While most injuries have been minor, stuntman Christopher Tierney was seriously injured after falling 30 feet from a perch above the stage during an audience preview.
In yet another snafu last Thursday (Feb. 10) when the Green Goblin and Spider-Man got stuck, suspended in the air over the audience.
The actors started making jokes, saying, “Give us a minute” and “the show must go on,” on theatergoer told NBC local New York affiliate.
The show is scheduled to open officially on March 15 at the Foxwoods Theatre.
Check out the clip below: