Attention, SCTV fans! Saturday Night Live has a totally decent Christmas gift for you, I must say: Martin Short has been tapped to host the final SNL of the year on December 15.
The episode will mark the third time that Short has taken the hosting reigns of NBC's legendary late-night show. A veteran sketch comedy writer and performer, Short was well-known for a variety of memorable characters he created on the Canadian series SCTV—such as oddball Ed Grimley, talk show host Brock Linehan, and albino entertainer Jackie Rogers, Jr.—before joining the Saturday Night Live cast for the 1984-85 season. Although the last time he hosted SNL was in 1996, he has made numerous cameo appearances on the show since then, most recently in 2006. The musical guest for the episode will be Paul McCartney in his fifth visit to SNL.
On December 8, Jamie Foxx will host the show for the second time, with R&B star Ne-Yo as the musical guest. No stranger to sketch comedy, Foxx starred in the final three seasons of FOX's In Living Color and last hosted SNL on January 8, 2000.
Tonight, NBC will offer a special holiday treat at 9:00 PM—SNL Christmas, a compilation of classic holiday sketches featuring material from throughout the show's 37-year history. That always gets me in the Christmas spirit.
What was your favorite Saturday Night Live holiday sketch?