Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh has just become the first woman of colour that will host a late-night talk show on an American broadcasting network. The show, which will go by the title A Little Late With Lilly Singh, was just announced by NBC yesterday.
Singh appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to announce the launch of the show, exclaiming that “Your girl is getting her own late NBC show!” After getting a standing ovation, Singh joked by saying, “Just to clarify, it’s not Jimmy’s slot.”
Singh will be the only woman hosting a daily late-night show on NBC, and the show is set to replace Last Call With Carson Daly. The show will feature comedy sketches interspersed among interviews with celebrities.
A Little Late With Lilly Singh is set to air this September at its scheduled nightly broadcast time, which will be 1:35 AM.