Lilly Singh to host a late night show on NBC

Lula Sharp
March 15, 2019

Out YouTuber and TV personality Lilly Singh is making history over at NBC: She's slated to become the network's first bisexual talk show host with her upcoming late-night series, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

It stands to reason that Singh will have a better fighting chance to gain traction in the late-night space with the heft of NBC's marketing budget and its ability to use The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers as additional promotional tools leading into her 1:35 a.m. ET time slot.

"Lilly is truly a star and we're thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family", said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President of Special Programs and Late Night at NBC Entertainment. "I get to make it inclusive, I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in, and I'm so honored and humbled, truly".

So far, #20BiTeen has been a big year for Singh.

Her half-hour show, "A Little Late With Lilly Singh", will feature guest interviews and comedy sketches, according to NBC. Daly had announced last month that he was stepping down from his show, Last Call with Carson Daly.

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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 my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild".

The list of women in late-night remains embarrassingly short, but includes such heavyweights as Chelsea Handler, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg. Indeed, Rivers' friend Johnny Carson-host of The Tonight Show-was so incensed that Rivers was defecting to FOX that he never spoke to her again, and her tenure on The Late Show was short-lived due to sagging ratings and a struggle to get affiliates to pick up the show.

Lilly Singh's show follows Seth Meyers' show in the broadcast. "We can't wait to get started".

If you're an avid YouTube watcher, you've probably already heard of Lilly Singh.

In the February 24 tweet Singh referred to herself as "female, coloured, bisexual", adding: "Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time". She's been posting videos since 2019. She also has taken her skills to the big screen, appearing in films such as Fahrenheit 451 and Bad Moms and has published a New York Times bestselling book, called How to be a Bawse. But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers ...

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