‘Saturday Night Live’: Martin Short, Sir Paul McCartney to headline Christmas show

Saturday Night Live LogoAre you ready to mix your holiday season with “Saturday Night Live”? Typically when you do, the results are hilarious. Last year, Jimmy Fallon presided over one of the funniest editions of the NBC comedy show we have seen in some time, and this time around, it is going to be a man well-known for having his own great range of comedy.

It is now official that Martin Short will be hosting “SNL” for the third time on December 15, and he will be joined by a music legend in Sir Paul McCartney. Don’t be surprised if Paul is allowed more than two of the standard performance slots, as he jams to some sort of a combination of classic tunes, new music, and presumably even a Christmas carol or two.

Short twas only a part of “SNL” for a year during the mid-1980s, but he was a regular on the classic Canadian comedy show “SCTV” before that. While we do not know whether he or McCartney will really do much in order to bring in young viewers, they will likely help to ensure that the show as a whole is one of the strongest of the season. Thus far, it is fair to say that there have been major inconsistencies. While Louis C.K. and Bruno Mars had fairly strong outings, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig, and most recently Jeremy Renner all had disastrous shows that were not only tedious to watch, but consistently unfunny throughout.

What do you think about the booking of these two legends, and do you think that we are destined to have a great show here because of their presence? If you want to watch some of the rare highlights from Renner’s show, you can do so over at the link here.

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