YouTube star to host NBC late-night show

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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.

JOR­DAN STRAUSS In­vi­sion/AP

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.

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