YouTube Star Lilly Singh To Replace Carson Daly In NBC’s Late-Night

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

"Now that is a dream come true", Lilly had joked on Jimmy Fallon's show, right after announcing her new NBC show.

NBC has found its replacement for Carson Daly.

The YouTube darling made the announcement on her future competitor's show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, on March 14!

Continuing her career-long trend of breaking boundaries, Singh's hosting position will make her the only woman now helming a late-night show on any of the four big USA networks, according to Variety.

Some Indian-Canadian flair is coming to late-night TV as YouTube star and comedian Lily Singh becomes the first woman of colour to host a late-night talk show on a major US broadcast network.

Earlier in the day, Singh teased the "biggest announcement of my career", posting a photo in front of her Tonight Show dressing room.

Singh also gave a shoutout to "all the women who came before me". As an actress, she's appeared in the HBO film Fahrenheit 451 and the movies Bad Moms and Ice Age: Collision Course. According to the BBC, in 2016 she earned $7.4 million, making her the third highest paid YouTuber in the world.

Singh also is the author of the bestselling How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. Beyond her relatable spoofs, she's been candid about why she calls herself a feminist, ending in-fighting between girls, her relationship with her parents, and the importance of confidence and self-love.

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

That broad appeal is likely exactly what network TV is hoping to encapsulate with this show.

Lilly Singh, who became a social media star with her YouTube videos, will now be hosting a late night show on NBC.

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.

"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.

Singh will not only just host but act as executive producer.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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