Out YouTuber and TV personality Lilly Singh is making history over at NBC: She’s slated to become the network’s first bisexual talk show host with her upcoming late-night series, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.
Singh, who announced the news on last night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, says she’s “so excited” to build the show from scratch and plans to prioritize being inclusive. She’ll be nabbing the 1:35am late-night slot from Carson Daly, whose long-running show Last Call with Carson Daly is ending later this year.
“I’m so honored and humbled,” she shared. “It’ll be kind of like my YouTube channel, but now I have more than three staff members.”
So far, #20BiTeen has been a big year for Singh. Her YouTube channel, IISuperwomanII, currently has more than 14 million subscribers, and she came out as bisexual in a tweet posted this February.
Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.
No matter how many “boxes” you check, I encourage you to do the same x
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) February 25, 2019
A Little Late will make Singh, 30, the first woman, person of color, and openly bi person to host a late-night show on a major television network.
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show?” she told Fallon. “Now that is a dream come true.”
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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
Look out for A Little Late with Lilly Singh this fall; Singh says the first episode is tentatively slated for September 2019.