Superwoman Lilly Singh becomes first woman to host her own late night show, to be called A Little Late with Lilly Singh

Lilly Singh has become the first woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network. NBC announced that the YouTube personality will host the upcoming A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
Lilly Singh arrives at WE Day California at The Forum in Inglewood.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Lilly Singh arrives at WE Day California at The Forum in Inglewood.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 01:46 PM IST
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NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly's slot to a woman of colour who's a star on YouTube. The network said Thursday that a new show, titled A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will air at 1:35 am EDT beginning in September.

Singh will be the only woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network. Her half-hour program will include in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches, NBC said.

In a statement, Singh called the prospect of being an Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show "a dream come true." She wrote on Twitter, “It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful.”

 

Her acting credits include HBO's movie Fahrenheit 451, Bad Moms and Ice Age: Collision Course. Singh's YouTube channel, in which she creates comedic and other videos, has more than 14 million subscribers, NBC said.

Also read: Superwoman Lilly Singh reveals she is bisexual, calls it her superpower

Last month, Daly said he's decided it's time to bring his Last Call show to an end as he focuses on new and continuing projects, as host and producer of NBC's The Voice.

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