There’s a new host coming to late-night television.
YouTuber star and comedian Lilly Singh is joining NBC’s late-night lineup.
Singh made the announcement on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
In a statement, Singh called the prospect of being an Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show “a dream come true.”
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I can’t even believe I am writing this caption. This is so surreal. What is happening? I NEED TO SIT DOWN. Okay. *breathe* I’m THRILLED (and crying) to announce that ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show! AHHHHHHH!! And not only did I get to announce this dream come true on @fallontonight but @sethmeyers came out and surprised me as well! I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family. 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. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! There’s so many people to thank and I will do so over the next few (or hundred) posts. Watch the segment live at 11:30pm est! And now… it’s time to work. It’s time to make magic. It’s time to hustle harder than ever before. Blessings 🙏🏽 #LillyOnFallon #TeamSuperAllDay
The new show is titled, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” and will debut in September.
Lilly is taking over the 1:35 am slot, currently held by “Last Call With Carson Daly.”
The show will include sketches and on-air interviews.
She will be the only woman and person of colour in a crowd of network of late-night hosts and one of the few female hosts in the late0-night show world in general.
Lilly Singh launched her career on YouTube, where he has over 14 million subscribers.
She’s also written a bestselling book and appeared in films.
Indo-Canadian Lilly Singh, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers toasted to the news.