Lilly Singh, who first became famous as a YouTube star, was named to replace Carson Daly as host of the NBC talk show at 1:35 am In September, and as NBC noted, she'll be the only woman which is currently hosting a late-night talk show in one of the Big 4 networks.
"A Little Late" is also led by Singh, who conducts interviews in the studio as a feature of pre-made comedy sketches and other "signature elements".
"Lilly is truly a star and we're excited to welcome her to our NBC family," said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment. "She's a multi-talent, who certainly has a great relationship not only with her guests, but also with our dedicated late-night crowd. We can not wait to get started. "
Singh was scheduled for Thursday night "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" appear to make the announcement.
"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now a dream has come true, "said Singh. "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider it as exciting as a grandchild."
Singh will serve as the executive producer on "A Little Late," while Polly Auritt, who leads Singles Unicorn Island Productions, will serve as co-executive producer. Universal TV produces together with Unicorn Island.
The Peacock network announced last month that "Last Call with Carson Daly" will end its run after 17 years and 2000 episodes. Before "Last Call" was the show "Later", which was first hosted by Bob Costas (from 1988) and later by Greg Kinnear and then Cynthia Garrett
. As one of the most successful and lucrative YouTube stars of all time (where she is known as IISuperwomanII), Singh has over 14 million subscribers on her channel. She is also a best-selling New York Times author ("How to be a Bawse: A Guide to the Conquest of Life") and an actress in films such as "Bad Moms," "Ice Age: Collision Course," and HBOs. Fahrenheit 451. "She also played a role in the YouTube documentary" A Journey to Unicorn Island. "
Singh is again represented by WME, Anonymous Content, Hansen, Jacobson, and ID.
Here's Singh announces her new gig at "Tonight Show":
[Pictured: Lilly Singh with Jimmy Fallon.]