Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

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

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

Lilly Singh is changing that ratio with her upcoming NBC show, 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh'.

"A huge shoutout to all the women who have been before me and are now in the space because I couldn't have done it without them paving the path", Singh says in her announcement video on Jimmy Fallon's show. "I am so honored and humbled".

Lilly Singh, 30, will become the second woman to become a late-night host on a major broadcast network (Joan Rivers was the first, as The Late Show with Joan Rivers aired from 1986 to 1988).

"A Little Late" will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other "signature elements".

NBC via Getty ImagesJimmy Fallon, Lilly Singh, and "Late Night" host Seth Meyers during a special announcement on March 14, 2019. "I get to make it inclusive. and create something I really believe in", Singh previewed, hinting that the series will be similar to her popular YouTube channel. "Now that is a dream come true", Singh said in a news release sent to several outlets. "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope m parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild".

"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".

Singh also gave a shoutout to "all the women who came before me". "No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same".

The announcement comes a month after NBC said Last Call with Carson Daly was ending.

The comedian, who hails from Scarborough, Ont., is taking over from Carson Daly on NBC.

In February, Singh made headlines when she publicly announced she is bisexual.

In 2017, she was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars. She's also a New York Times bestselling author ("How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life"), and as appeared as an actress in films such as "Bad Moms", "Ice Age: Collision Course", and HBO's "Fahrenheit 451". "But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers", she wrote.

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