'Superwoman' Lilly Singh, becomes first Indian-origin woman to host US late night show
Comedian and YouTube star Lilly Singh is set to host her own TV show on NBS, becoming the first woman late-night host and the first woman of Indian origin to do so.
The talk show ' A Little Late with Lilly Singh' by the 30-year-old comedian, whose videos under the moniker Superwoman have over 14 million social media subscribers, will start airing from this September.
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Gotta get used to this seat! • When I was presented with this NBC opportunity, I really needed guidance on how to evaluate my options and make the best decision. I sought out advice from two individuals, both whom I admire and respect deeply. Thank you @therock and @hasanminhaj for answering that call. I feel privileged that I can hit you up and ask you tough questions. Thank you for so selflessly dropping your wisdom and in turn, helping me make this beautiful decision. I’m forever grateful. • Thank you to my fellow YouTube creators who continuously inspire me and blaze a path that so many people can benefit from. I am so proud to be from this community and I believe in our community. Your messages of support have filled my whole heart. • Thank you @nbc for believing in me and betting on me. I can’t wait to take this crazy ride with you and make magic. You won’t regret it. • Thank you to my team at #WME @teamid HJTH and everyone at @unicornislandprod for working so hard to continuously make my dreams come true. I don’t know what I’d do without you. • And thank you to everyone sending me such supportive tweets, messages and emails. My phone and I are both overwhelmed with love. You having my back as I start this new chapter means so much to me. • With so much love ❤️
The actress, comedian and author will replace Carson Daly in the 1:35 a.m. slot and will feature include in-studio interviews with celebrities and comedy sketches.
Singh described herself in a tweet in February as "female," "coloured," and "bisexual". A native of Ontario, Singh's parents hail from Punjab and she began her YouTube channel from her home in 2010 the year she graduated from York University in Toronto.
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She uploads satirical videos on South Asian stereotypes on her channel with self-deprecating observational comedy. Actors Priyanka Chopra and Dwanye Johnson and even Michelle Obama have appeared on her channel.
Lilly made the official announcement for her show while appearing on another late night show, 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'
"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!!!" she wrote on her Instagram page.
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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
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