Short to host 'Saturday Night Live' Christmas show
attends the LA premiere of "Frankenweenie" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:14PM EST
TORONTO -- Martin Short fans should feel free to go completely mental -- the Hamilton-reared funnyman has been announced as the host of the "Saturday Night Live" Christmas show.
The Emmy-winning "SCTV" vet will host the sketch series for the third time on Dec. 15, according to a press release from NBC.
Paul McCartney will be the musical guest, stopping by the "SNL" stage for a fourth time.
The 62-year-old Short has earned credits in two animated films this year: Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and the box-office smash "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."
He was also a cast member on "SNL" for the 1984-85 season.
"Django Unchained" star Jamie Foxx will host the next edition of the show on Dec. 8, joined by musical guest Ne-Yo.