YouTube star Lily Singh to host daily late-night show on NBC


Her TV show will be called A Little Late with Lilly Singh and will be "kind of like my YouTube channel", she said.

Appearing on Thursday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Singh made the announcement official, telling the studio audience, who gave her a standing ovation, "I do have an announcement and that is that ya girl is getting her own NBC late-night show!"

Singh rose to fame through her YouTube comedy channel, "IISuperwomanII", which has more than 14 million followers, producing sketches frequently referencing her immigrant background and being open about her mental health.

"I do think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to get a late-night show", she said.

Singh's announcement that she will be joining the male-dominated late-night host circuit is definitely a sign of progress.

"I'm so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch", she added.

Daly, who has hosted "Last Call With Carson Daly" for nearly two decades, announced in February that he was stepping down to spend more time with his family and focus on his other NBC shows, hosting "The Voice" and co-hosting "Today".

At the moment, there are no female late-night hosts on broadcast networks. AHHHHHHH! And not only did I get to announce this dream come true on @fallontonight but @sethmeyers came out and surprised me as well!

Executive vice president, special programs and late night at NBC Entertainment, Doug Vaughan said Singh is "a star" and they are "thrilled to welcome her to [the] NBC family".

Now the 30-year old comedian, who is also known as Superwoman, is set to join the late night arena with her very own show on NBC: A Little Late With Lilly Singh. "We can't wait to get started". She's been posting videos since 2019.

Lilly Singh shared her joy on Instagram as she wrote, "I can't even believe I am writing this caption. No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same". "Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time".