Indian-Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh is set to become the first woman to host a late-night talk show on a broadcast network since 1986.
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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 30-year-old internet personality, who runs the YouTube channel IISuperwomanII, will star in her new show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” starting in September at 1:35 a.m., according to NBC’s announcement on Thursday, BuzzFeed reported.
The program will take over the spot of “Last Call With Carson Daly.”
Singh also made an official announcement during her guest appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
In a statement, Singh wrote: “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.”
The announcement came just a month after NBC announced that “Last Call With Carson Daly” was coming to an end.
Singh is only the second woman to host a late-night talk show. The late Joan Rivers paved the way as the host of “The Late Show with Joan Rivers,” which ran from 1986 to 1988 on Fox.
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will include comedy sketches and in-studio interviews.
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