In a particular announcement on The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, Canadian YouTube comic Lilly Singh revealed that she will probably be internet hosting her personal present on NBC referred to as A Little Late With Lilly Singh! It is about time community TV made room for a brand new late-night host, no?
“Ya woman is getting her personal NBC late-night present!” Singh introduced, formally making her the one feminine late-night host on a significant tv community. Singh will add some much-needed range to the late-night tv group as an Indian lady, in addition to a member of the LGBTQ+ group.
When requested what the brand new present will probably be like, Singh jokingly informed Fallon it is going to be “form of like my YouTube channel, however simply, you recognize, now I’ve greater than three workers members.” Singh – additionally recognized by her loyal YouTube group as Superwoman – joined the video platform in 2010 and has since amassed over 14 million subscribers – a following most first-time late-night hosts might solely dream of getting. “I am so excited as a result of I really get to create a present from scratch,” Singh informed Fallon. “I get to make it inclusive, I get to create comedy segments, and interview folks, and actually create one thing that I imagine in, and I am so honored and humbled, really.”
Singh additionally took the time throughout her interview with Fallon to thank all the feminine late-night hosts who got here earlier than her, like NBC’s Cynthia Garrett of Later With Cynthia Garrett, Busy Philipps of Busy Tonight on E!, and Samantha Bee of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS. “I gotta simply say an enormous shout-out to all the ladies who’ve been earlier than me and are at present within the house, as a result of I could not have finished it with out them paving the trail,” Singh stated. She can even be part of Each day Present host Trevor Noah as one in every of solely two folks of shade at present internet hosting tv speak exhibits.
In a tweet in regards to the obstacles she’s confronted as an LGBTQ+ lady of shade, Singh wrote, “All through my life these have confirmed to be obstacles on occasion. However now I am totally embracing them as my superpowers.” Singh can also be the writer of New York Occasions Finest Vendor The way to Be a Bawse: A Information to Conquering Life and has been an inspiration for 1000’s of younger folks, incomes her 4 Streamy Awards, two Teen Selection Awards, and a Folks’s Selection Award. Spectacular!
To welcome her to the “NBC late-night household,” Seth Meyers appeared on the finish of Singh’s interview with three glasses of champagne to have a good time. We’re wanting ahead to seeing Singh be part of the lineup of late-night hosts. A Little Late With Lilly Singh will take over the spot beforehand occupied by Final Name with Carson Daly, and can observe Late Night time With Seth Meyers. See the total announcement above.