Lilly Singh Set to Replace Carson Daly in NBC’s Late-Night Show

Indian Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh has just been announced as the new host of NBC’s late-night show replacing Carson Daly. The late show titled A Little Late with Lilly Singh was announced on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. The show is set to start airing in September at 1:35 A.M. and will include in-studio interviews, pre-recorded comedy sketches and other segments. She will also be the executive producer for the show. Doug Vaughan, the Executive Vice President of NBC Special Programs, commented on the reveal saying that “Lilly is truly a star, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family.” She is a multitalented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can’t wait to get started.” Jimmy Fallon surprised Lilly Singh with an NBC “family” picture and toast with fellow NBC host Seth Meyers. When asking Jimmy Fallon for advice for her new show, he says that she should avoid getting sick at all cost to which she jokingly asks, is it too late to back out.  This new position will make her the only woman late night talk show host on a broadcast network.

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Lilly Singh is widely known on her YouTube channel, work in acting and comedy through her pseudonym, llSuperwomanll. In 2017, she was ranked by Forbes as one of the highest paid YouTube stars, earning 10.5 million and with over 14 million subscribers to her channel as well as on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Hollywood and Entertainment list. Her video content is mostly comedy, as well as speaking about her Punjabi culture and bringing inspiration. She has also starred in a few films, notably HBO’s Emmy-nominated Fahrenheit 451. She is the best-selling author of How to Be a Bawse, an inspirational novel on how to achieve success and find happiness through hard work and perseverance. Singh comments that “...that the only secret to achieving your dreams is hard work.” Last year, Lilly Singh launched a production company called Unicorn Island Productions and is working with the former head of programming at Mashable Studios, Polly Auritt. They are developing a slate series focusing on comedic, horror, animation and unscripted genres.

Not only is Singh a major influence on YouTube but she is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador as an advocate for children's’ rights. She has also led a campaign that has promoted girls to stop girl-on-girl hate called GirlLove. The campaign has grown to Singh partnering with the WE charity, part of the ME to We Organization, that donates 90 percent of its earnings to developing villages. ME to WE created the Rafiki bracelet for the GirlLove campaign and are being made by thousands of women in Kenya, giving them jobs and empowering them to go to school and enrich their communities. Singh traveled to Kenya to see the work being done and the change happening in the lives of these women through the campaign.

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In being asked about her new show, Singh describes it as "It will kind of be like my YouTube channel, but now I have more than three staff members.” She took to Twitter after the show to announce the news saying “It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful.”