YouTube star Lilly Singh, becomes the first Indian woman to host a late-night show, titled, A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
Lilly Singh will be taking over Carson Daly’s 01:30 am slot on NBC, making her one of the very few women hosts of a late-night talk show on a broadcast network.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh will see her hold celebrity interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy skits, and other elements. The show will begin airing from September of this year.
She will be an executive producer on the show and will be the only woman with a late-night show on one of the so-called Big Four broadcast networks.
Lilly made the official announcement about her show while appearing on another late night show, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and later went on to share the new via an emotional Instagram post.
“I can’t even believe I am writing this caption. This is so surreal. I am thrilled and crying to announce that ya girl is getting her own NBC late night show!! And not only did I get to announce this dream come true on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon but Seth Meyers came out and surprised me as well! I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family. I’m numb. I can’t even process. This has been so long in the making and I’m so happy I can finally share this with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! There are so many people to thank and I will do so over the next few or hundred posts. Watch the segment live at 11:30 pm EST! And now it’s time to work. It’s time to make magic. It’s time to hustle harder than ever before. Blessings” read her post.
Lilly Singh first garnered public attention through her YouTube channel for her humorous, takes on gender relations, NRI mannerisms, and typical habits of Indian parents.
She was recently in the news when she came out as bisexual on Twitter, writing, “Female, Coloured, Bisexual. Throughout my life, these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many boxes you check, I encourage you to do the same.” read her post on Twitter.
For those who do not much about this YouTube sensation, well, Lilly Singh is a Canadian YouTuber, comedian, television host, and actress widely known as IISuperwomanII. In 2017, she was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid YouTube stars, earning a reported $10.5 million. Singh has featured in the annual YouTube Rewind every year since 2014.