NBC Taps Lilly Singh to Replace Carson Daly in Late Night

Lilly Singh NBC Late Night Show

Singh, who also goes by the name Superwoman, announced the news on fellow NBC host Jimmy Fallon's show on Thursday.

Singh rose to fame through her YouTube comedy channel, "IISuperwomanII", which has more than 14 million followers, producing sketches frequently referencing her immigrant background and being open about her mental health.

The new show, which launches in September, will make her the only woman to host a late-night talk show on a major network, the only woman of colour on late-night television, and the only LGBT+ person.

"I do think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to get a late-night show", she said. In recent years, "Last Call with Carson Daly", the show Singh is replacing, morphed into a mixture of taped interviews and musical performances bookended by brief apperances by Daly to accomodate his busy schedule.

At the moment, there are no female late-night hosts on broadcast networks. "She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests, but also with our devoted late-night audience".

Lilly Singh got her start as a Canadian YouTube personality, and by 2017 she ranked tenth on the Forbes list of the world's highest paid YouTube stars, earning about $10.5 million. She's been posting videos since 2019.

Singh took to Twitter to gush about her new job calling it a "dream come true". "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope m parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild".

"I I can't even believe I am writing this caption. This has been SO long in the making and I'm so happy I can finally share this with you".

Earlier in the day, Singh teased the "biggest announcement of my career", posting a photo in front of her Tonight Show dressing room. She's also a New York Times bestselling author ("How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life"), and as appeared as an actress in films such as "Bad Moms", "Ice Age: Collision Course," and HBO's "Fahrenheit 451". But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers.



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