Lilly Singh: YouTuber lands US talk show

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A Little Late with Lilly Singh will launch in September

YouTube star Lilly Singh has landed her own late-night US TV talk show, replacing Carson Daly in NBC’s line-up.

She will be the only female late-night host on the big four US networks.

“I do think it’s a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to get a late-night show,” she said.

Singh’s comedy sketches have attracted 14.5 million YouTube subscribers. Her TV show will be called A Little Late with Lilly Singh and will be “kind of like my YouTube channel”, she said.

“But now I have more than three staff members, and my sound guy won’t also be an extra and write the script.”

The show will launch in September. Singh, who also goes by the name Superwoman, announced the news on fellow NBC host Jimmy Fallon’s show on Thursday.

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Instagram post by iisuperwomanii: I can’t even believe I am writing this caption. This is so surreal. What is happening? I NEED TO SIT DOWN. Okay. *breathe* I’m THRILLED (and crying) to announce that ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show! AHHHHHHH!! And not only did I get to announce this dream come true on @fallontonight but @sethmeyers came out and surprised me as well! I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family. I’m numb. I can’t even process. This has been SO long in the making and I’m so happy I can finally share this with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! There’s so many people to thank and I will do so over the next few (or hundred) posts. Watch the segment live at 11 30pm est! And now... it’s time to work. It’s time to make magic. It’s time to hustle harder than ever before. Blessings ?? #LillyOnFallon #TeamSuperAllDayImage Copyright iisuperwomanii

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