NBC has found its next late-night host, and she’s a bisexual women of color. YouTube star Lilly Singh is taking over the 1:30am spot currently occupied by Last Call With Carson Daly.
It will make her the only woman with a late-night talk show on a broadcast network.
Her new show, A Little Late With Silly Singh, will debut in September.
The half-hour program will feature in-studio interviews, and pre-taped comedy sketches and segments.
‘This is a dream come true’
Announced yesterday (14 March), Singh said: ‘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.’
Singh’s reached YouTube fame eight years ago with her channel, Superwoman.
Since amassing 14 million followers, Singh appeared in the 2016 film Bad Moms and appeared in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.
‘I’m fully embracing my superpowers’
Singh, 30, came out as bisexual last month in an inspirational post.
She said: ‘Female, Coloured, Bisexual.
‘Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time.
‘But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.’
Signh since took a hiatus from her channel for mental health reasons.
Alongside being an internet star, Lilly Singh has also written the 2017 book How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.
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