YouTube Star Lilly Singh Lands New Late Night Show on NBC, Replacing Carson Daly
A Little Late with Lilly Singh premieres September 2019
YouTube star Lilly Singh is coming to late night tv!
On Thursday, Singh, 30, revealed she landed her own talk show on NBC, replacing Carson Daly as host.
Singh, who is also known as Superwoman, first announced the big news on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“Ya girl is getting her own NBC late-night show,” Singh said excitedly, which prompted the audience and Jimmy Fallon to erupt in cheers and applause.
Singh also told Fallon, 44, the name of the show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, which will be a half-hour program with a variety of guests premiering in September in the 1:35 a.m. slot.
“I’m so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch, I get to make it inclusive, I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in,” Singh said.
“I’m so honored and humbled,” Singh continued.
When asked what the show will be like Singh joked, “Kind of like my YouTube channel, but just now I have more than three staff members.”
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope m parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”
Singh’s show will air after Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Seth Meyers later surprised Singh on stage with champagne to celebrate her new gig.
Singh also shared the news on Instagram writing, “I can’t even believe I am writing this caption. This is so surreal.”
“I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family,” Singh captioned a post of herself posing alongside Fallon and Meyers, 45.
“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.”
Singh, who kicked off her YouTube career in 2017, is also an actress and comedian.
In 2017, she was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid YouTube stars.
Her new gig will make her the only woman late-night talk show host on a broadcast network. She appeared in Bad Moms with Mila Kunis and HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.
The announcement comes a month after NBC said Last Call with Carson Daly was ending. However, Daly will keep his roles on NBC’s The Voice and Today.
In February, Singh came out as bisexual in an emotional message on Twitter.
Bisexual [check]” she wrote.
Singh said she no longer looks at these traits as “obstacles” but rather her “superpowers.”
“Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers,” she wrote. “No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same x.”