First she achieved massive YouTube stardom, then she became a red-carpet regular, and now, Canada’s Lilly Singh has blown up even more. She’s set to start a new gig as a late-night TV host on NBC in September, and will be the only woman to helm such a show on a broadcast network!
Honoured and privileged. Let’s do this ❤️ https://t.co/C26biApbCb— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019
The star will take over the 1:30 a.m. spot from Last Call with Carson Daly, and will replace it with her own show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Lilly has become known for her wit, sense of humour and personable nature over the years, and there’s no question her 30-minute program will be chock full of enlightening interviews and comedy sketches.
Of the news, the 30-year-old said in a statement: “An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true. I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”
It’s certainly an exciting time for Lilly, who got her start on her YouTube Channel, || Superwoman ||. The Scarborough, Ontario native has been making videos on the platform for eight years, and has racked up more than 14 million subscribers. She also appeared in the comedy film Bad Moms, wrote a book called How To Be A Bawse and went on tour in 2015. A documentary entitled A Trip to Unicorn Island was later made about that ambitious jaunt, which features the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Canadian actress Shay Mitchell.
The multi-hyphenate joins the rest of the NBC line up, including big names like Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, who have their own late-night shows. In her statement, Lilly went on to joke: “To clarify, it’s not Jimmy's slot... I’m so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch.”