YouTube star Lilly Singh is all set to replace Carson Daly at NBC’s late-night talk show Last Call With Carson Daly, and she will be the first woman, and person of color, to host the broadcast network’s late-night show.
(internally screaming Yaas Queen!)
Lilly Singh, who rose to popularity with her YouTube channel Superwoman, will host the show called A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
The show will probably premier from September, and she made the announcement at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
She’s officially a part of NBC’s ‘late night family’ with hosts Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon, and she shared how she felt to have come this far.
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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
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.
According to Adweek, Doug Vaughan, EVP, special programs and late night, NBC Entertainment, talked about how excited they are to have her onboard.
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.
With Lilly on the network, the streak of male late-night hosts has finally been broken, and Twitter was ecstatic over the news.
Tonight I learned who @IISuperwomanII is and I’m obsessed and also so very proud of a complete stranger, but that’s the best way to be proud!— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) March 15, 2019
An Indian woman is getting her own late night talk show. What a time to be alive! Congratulations @IISuperwomanII! https://t.co/dRSXvC1Xrn— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 15, 2019
Congrats @IISuperwomanII on your new @nbc late night show! This is monumental! A bisexual woman of color hosting her own Late Night Show on @nbc Major! I will be watching and supporting! #SpreadTheWord pic.twitter.com/QMrOAF0COO— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) March 15, 2019
Reason to Smile: @IISuperwomanII, a bisexual woman of color, is now hosting her OWN late night show on NBC?? This is the best news of the day.— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) March 15, 2019
MONUMENTAL. An LGBT woman of color hosting late night! Congrats @IISuperwomanII you are blazing an important, unprecedented path! 🙏 https://t.co/MBaAAdwtLu— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) March 15, 2019
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🥃— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 15, 2019
She’s come a long way! Proud of you sis! @IISuperwomanII https://t.co/64LC81PvfW
HELLO!!!!! NETWORK’S FIRST FEMALE LATE NIGHT HOST IS GONNA BE AN INDIAN WOMAN??????? MISS LILLY SINGH IS DOING THAT pic.twitter.com/cytLSMCw2W— neelam saw captain marvel! (@chasegerts) March 15, 2019
Can’t wait to see the Superwoman create a super show!