Lilly Singh, who first rose to fame as a YouTuber, has been asked to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. talk show.
The retitled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will launch in September, and as noted by NBC, will make her the only female to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks. She would also be the first YouTuber to host a talk show on a big network.
“A Little Late” will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other “signature elements.”
Singh appeared on Thursday night’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in order to make the announcement.
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said. “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 will serve as executive producer on “A Little Late,” while Polly Auritt, who heads Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions, will serve as co-executive producer. Universal TV is producing with Unicorn Island.
The Peacock network announced last month that “Last Call with Carson Daly” would end its run after 17 years and 2000 episodes. Before “Last Call,” the show was titled “Later,” hosted first by Bob Costas (starting in 1988), and later by Greg Kinnear, and then Cynthia Garrett.
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