Lilly Singh Makes History as New Late-Night Talk Show Host

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While you were very likely sleeping on Thursday night, television history was made.

Lilly Singh, an Indian-Canadian YouTube singer who also happens to be bisexual, was tapped to replace Carson Daly as an NBC late-night talk show host.

She'll anchor the 1:35 a.m. program that airs after "Late Night with Seth Meyers," an announcement that was made when she was a guest yesterday opposite Jimmy Fallon.

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"I'm so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch," Singh told Fallon, adding:

"I get to make it inclusive, I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in, and I'm so honored and humbled, truly."

Singh is an unknown name to some, but not to all.

She began her YouTube career in 2010 under the pseudonym "IISuperwomanII" -- and has since grown to become one of the platform's most successful stars, earning a reported $10.5 million in 2017.

We know, right?!?

Lilly Singh

When asked by Fallon what she envisioned the show to be like, Singh replied:

"Kind of like my YouTube channel, but just, you know, now I have more than three staff members."

With this move, Singh becomes the first woman to ever host a late-night talk show on network television.

Granted, this barrier seems less impressive to be broken nowadays with Samantha Bee on cable and Chelsea Handler having had a Netflix show.

But it still means something, especially given Singh's nationality and sexuality, and she acknowledged as much with Fallon.

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"A huge shoutout to all of the women who have been before me and are currently in the space because I couldn't have done it without them paving the path," she said.

"But I do think it's a little awesome."

Said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs and late night, NBC Entertainment in a statement:

“Lilly is truly a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family.

"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.”

Lilly Singh at 2019 Grammys

Singh's show will be titled "A Little Late" and now premiere date has been confirmed just yet.

The future host is also a New York Times bestselling author (“How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life”), and has appeared as an actress in movies such as “Bad Moms,” “Ice Age: Collision Course,” and HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451.”

She also starred in the YouTube documentary “A Trip to Unicorn Island.”

Look for her to debut in the fall.

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