Lilly Singh, the Indian-Canadian YouTube star who has garnered millions of views, has been tapped by NBC to replace Carson Daly on its 1:35 a.m. talk show.
The show will be retitled to “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” and will launch in September, according to Variety. She will be the only woman to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.
Singh’s program will feature in-studio interviews and taped comedy sketches.
“Lilly is truly a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family,” Doug Vaughan, NBC Entertainment's executive vice president for special programs and late night, said in a statement to Variety. “She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can’t wait to get started.”
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”
NBC first announced in February that “Last Call with Carson Daly” would end after taping over 2,000 episodes.
Singh was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. Her parents, Malwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh,] are originally from Punjab, India, and she was raised as a Sikh. She currently lives in Los Angeles.