YouTube star Lilly Singh to host late-night talk show on NBC

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With “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” the Indian Canadian actor and comedian will become the first South Asian to have a show on a major network.

More big news coming in for the South Asian diaspora straight from the American entertainment industry! Popular YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh will be hoisting late night show on NBC.

On Thursday, Singh made the announcement during her appearance as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. “I do have an announcement: Your girl is getting her own NBC late-night show,” she said. “I do think it’s a little awesome, as an Indian-Canadian woman.”

But for all of Singh’s fans there may be a little wait before they get to see the popular actress on the late-night show. A Little Late with Lilly Singh starts only in September this year. The fans may have to also postpone their sleep schedule a bit, as the show will be aired at 1.35 am replacing the, Last Call with Carson Daly slot.

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The half-hour-long program would feature guest interviews conducted on-studio, along with some trademark comedy by Singh.

After her Fallon appearance, Singh tweeeted: “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. ❤️”

She followed that up with two more tweets: “My heart is so incredibly full. Thank you so much for all the love and positive energy. I’m speechless. I’m overwhelmed. I need to sleep to process all this. More thank yous to come tomorrow ❤️❤️”

“Oh… and India I can’t wait to celebrate with you,” Singh’s second tweet went. “Mamas timing ain’t no mistake x”

Singh rose to prominence with her YouTube channel IISuperwomanII, which has amassed nearly billion views and acquired more than 14.5 million subscribers. She was ranked tenth on the Forbes list of world’s highest paid YouTube stars.

Singh’s YouTube profile says, “Spent thousands of dollars on tuition, graduated and got a degree. I make YouTube videos now. I am also a happy unicorn that believes in one love. Join me on my adventures!!”

The YouTube star will also become the only woman to host a late-night show on a big network when the show kicks off.

Late last month, Singh announced on Twitter that she was bisexual. Her announcement elicited a wave of warm response from Twitterati, who welcomed her decision to come out.

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Singh’s parents are immigrants from Punjab, India. She is now based in Los Angeles.

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