YouTube star to host NBC late-night show
Lilly Singh, who built a career on YouTube as a comedian, is getting her own late-night show.
Singh, 30, will host a half-hour show in the 1:35 a.m. slot on NBC beginning in September, according to a statement from NBC on Thursday. She will be an executive producer on the show and will be the only woman with a late-night show on one of the so-called Big Four broadcast networks, the statement said.
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said in the statement. The show will include in-studio interviews as well as taped skits and segments.
The announcement comes a month after the news that late-night host Carson Daly would step away from his 1:30 a.m. show, “Last Call With Carson Daly.”
Singh’s new show, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh,” which she discussed Thursday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” would be “kind of like my YouTube channel,” she said.
Except it would have “more than three staff members, and my sound guy won’t also be an extra and won’t also write the script,” she said.
Lilly Singh, shown at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, will be the only woman with a late-night show on one of the so-called Big Four broadcast networks.