NBC has tapped YouTube sensation, Lily Singh, to replace Carson Daly. Singh’s run on NBC will begin in September with her own show, A Little Late With Lily Singh. Similar to other late night shows, the new program will consist of comedy sketches and guest interviews. As Singh told Jimmy Fallon, the new show will be “kind of like my YouTube channel, but just, you know, now I have more than three staff members, and my sound guy won’t also be an extra and won’t also write the script.”
By taking the role, Singh will be making history for a number of different reasons. Singh will become the first openly bisexual woman of color to host a late night talk show on major network television. Barring any major changes in late night television between now and September, Singh will also be the only woman to lead a late night talk show in 2019.
After the historic announcement was made, Singh told NBC, “An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true.” She added, “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”