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YouTube star Lilly Singh is getting her own late-night show on NBC

March 16, 2019
 

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YouTube star Lilly Singh, who left the platform in November, is back and has a whole new stage.

The Indian-Canadian YouTuber, actress and author is known as IISuperwomanII and will take over the late night NBC slot held by Carson Daly, whose show Last Call is wrapping up after 17 years.

She announced the news on Thursday during an interview with now-fellow NBC late-nighter Fallon.

“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh told Fallon. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”

Singh’s new show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, will feature her conducting in-studio interviews, along with creating and starring in pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature segments,” per the network. The show is slated to debut in September.

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Singh started out on YouTube in 2010 under the name “||Superwoman||” and has gone from strength to strength, gaining 14 million subscribers and adding music, acting, writing, live performance and now TV talk show hosting to her bow.

She frequently collaborates with celebrities like Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez and Priyanka Chopra, to name a few, and has had roles in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 and the Mila Kunis-starring Bad Moms in 2016. She’s well-versed in sketches, with many of her YouTube videos involving impersonations of her parents, who immigrated to Canada from the Punjab region of India.

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