Saturday Night Live announced on Tuesday that Martin Short would be hosting the December 15th Christmas show along with musical guest Paul McCartney. Short and McCartney appeared together on SNL once before in a brief cameo in 2006.
Paul McCartney will be in New York that week to perform at Madison Square Garden for the 12.12.12 benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief on December 12. McCartney has appeared on SNL several times as the musical guest.
Martin Short is a veteran of the show, having been a regular cast member in the 1980s when he made his “Ed Grimley” character popular.