Broadcast TV’s streak of white male late-night hosts has in spite of everything been damaged.
NBC has tapped Lilly Singh as its new 1:35 a.m. host, making her the one lady, or particular person of colour, to host a published community’s late-night display.
The YouTube famous person will change Carson Daly, who final month stated he would step down from Closing Name With Carson Daly, which he has hosted since 2002.
At the new display, A Little Overdue with Lilly Singh, she’ll behavior in-studio interviews in addition to create and famous person in pre-taped comedy sketches and different segments. Singh will even govt produce the display.
“An Indian-Canadian lady along with her personal past due evening display? Now that could be a dream come true,” Singh stated in a commentary. “I’m extremely joyful to deliver it to existence on NBC, and I’m hoping my folks believe this to be as thrilling as a grandchild.”
Singh, who has 14 million YouTube subscribers, broke the scoop on Thursday’s episode of The This night Display Starring Jimmy Fallon. She used to be joined by way of Seth Meyers, whose Overdue Evening With Seth Meyers will function A Little Overdue with Lilly Singh’s lead-in.
“Lilly is in reality a celebrity and we’re extremely joyful to welcome her to our NBC circle of relatives,” stated Doug Vaughan, evp, particular techniques and past due evening, NBC Leisure. “She is a multi-talented performer who will indisputably have a perfect rapport with no longer best all her visitors but additionally with our faithful late-night target audience. We will be able to’t wait to get began.”
Singh has additionally gave the impression in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451 and the movies Unhealthy Mothers and Ice Age: Collision Direction, and wrote the New York Instances bestseller, Find out how to Be a Bawse: A Information to Conquering Lifestyles.