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YouTube Star Lilly Singh Scores NBC Late-Night Show, Replacing Carson Daly

15 March 2019

Lilly Singh, 30, will become the second woman to become a late-night host on a major broadcast network (Joan Rivers was the first, as The Late Show with Joan Rivers aired from 1986 to 1988).

Singh announced the news on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (March 13), explaining: "I'm so excited, because I truly get to create a show from scratch". She said the show would be "kind of like my YouTube channel, but now I have more than three staff members".

She will be the only female late-night host on the big four USA networks. "Your girl is getting her own late NBC show!" exclaimed Singh, as the show's studio audience burst into applause.

YouTube star IISuperwomanII AKA Lilly Singh is the latest to join the late night TV fam! "But I do think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman also to get a show".

"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true", Singh said in a press release.

"Lilly is truly a star and we're thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family", Doug Vaughan, NBC Entertainment's executive vice president of special programs and late night, 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". She has uploaded a range of viral videos (772 total) and comedic sketches like "Comedy Skit with Dr. Phil Gone Wrong" to "How To Make A Migos Song".

Lilly Singh shared her joy on Instagram as she wrote, "I can't even believe I am writing this caption. This has been SO long in the making and I'm so happy I can finally share this with you".

In 2017, Forbes ranked Singh tenth among the highest paid YouTube stars with earnings of $10.5 million. But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers. She's also a New York Times bestselling author ("How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life"), and as appeared as an actress in films such as "Bad Moms", "Ice Age: Collision Course," and HBO's "Fahrenheit 451".

YouTube Star Lilly Singh Scores NBC Late-Night Show, Replacing Carson Daly