Neil Patrick Harris

Looking to continue the funny in the new year (Tina Fey is so 2008), Saturday Night Live has tapped the one and only Neil Patrick Harris as host for its first 2009 broadcast.

The How I Met Your Mother star will make his debut on the late-night sketch series this Saturday, Jan. 10, with musical guest Taylor Swift, who writes on her MySpace that she'll celebrate her mom's birthday at 30 Rock.

Harris' SNL stint will kick off what could be a pretty big weekend for the actor. He's up for a supporting actor Golden Globe on Sunday and Mother returns from the holiday break with a new episode on Monday.

Are you pumped to see NPH on SNL? Is it going to be legen — wait for it — dary?