In September, Alec Baldwin is going to do one of the things he does best, host “Saturday Night Life.” The show will return for its 37th season on the 24th of that month, and the “30 Rock” star will host for the 16th time, making him SNL‘s top host. He’s the SNL cast member that never was.

Once Baldwin hosts the show, he will out-beat Steve Martin. Right now, the two are neck and neck with fifteen shows each, under their belt. Come September 24th, that will all change. But who knows, perhaps Martin will show up an interrupt his monologue. That’ll be entertaining.

Baldwin is almost synonymous with SNL. He associates with the cast – he stars on a show with Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, not to mention that Lorne Michaels is the executive producer of “30 Rock.” He’s also one of the only host, who’s not a cast member, who has his own “Best of” DVD – Martin also has a “Best of” DVD.  Baldwin’s most memorable roles include Schweddy Balls and the Scoutmaster from Adam Sandler’s Canteen Boy.

Well, we can’t say we’re surprised about the casting. Baldwin is a favorite, all the time, and he’s perfect to launch the season. After Baldwin, Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy will act as host.

Ready for another season of “SNL”?