Singh becomes late night networks new face


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YouTuber Lilly Singh is the first woman in over 30 years to host a late-night talk show.

Casey Wanatick

Indian-Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh is ready to take on the culture of late-night television. The 30-year-old queer YouTuber will be the first woman in over 30 years to host a late-night talk show. The show titled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will replace “Last Call with Carson Daly” in the 1:35 a.m. slot starting this fall on NBC.

“I am so excited to be building this show from scratch,” Singh said in a video announcing her show. “I am so excited to make it diverse, to make segments about what I believe in. It’s gonna be sketch comedies, interviews, it’s going to be a wild ride.”

Singh, going under the moniker “IISuperwomanII” on YouTube, currently has over 14.5 million subscribers on her channel. She is one of the highest paid YouTubers earning a reported $10.5 million.

Her videos mainly address problems that young adults go through and real-world problems, such as homophobia, through humorous and relatable skits. She makes videos about her childhood in an Indian household by performing skits in which she acts like a version of her parents.

Singh has appeared in movies such as “Bad Moms” (2017), “Fahrenheit 451” (2018) and “F*&% the Prom” (2016). She has also published books includingHow to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life” and “Toxic Relationships: How to DE-TOX from Negative People and Abusive Relationships.” She starred in the documentary “A Trip to Unicorn Island” which followed her and her friends on a 27-city world tour in 2015.

In a recently published video, Singh announced her show and thanked everyone, especially her fans who helped her throughout her nearly decade-long career.

“One of the things in my life that truly shocks me every day is how many opportunities I have gotten and the ride I get to call my life because of you,” Singh said. “I really mean this from the bottom of my heart. Thank you Team Super and all of my viewers. Thank you so much for believing in me, supporting me, everything you have ever done.”

She also thanked NBC for giving her the chance of a lifetime she could have never imagined.

“I’d like to thank NBC for giving me this opportunity and for believing in me,” Singh said. “I am so excited to join your family. Forever grateful.”

Her show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” debuts in September. Until then, you can follow the behind-the-scenes footage and setup for the show on her vlog channel.