Lilly Singh Joins NBC to Become Only Woman on Network Late Night
(Bloomberg) -- Tweets of support for Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh poured in after the comedian announced she’d landed her own talk show on NBC during a Thursday appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.”
The 30-year-old is set to become the only woman and LGBTQ person to host late night show on a major network. The show -- “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” -- will debut in September. It will air in Carson Daly’s slot on weeknights at 1:35 a.m. EST.
The YouTube star, who has more than 14 million subscribers, was hailed in the LGBTQ community. GLAAD highlighted the importance of Singh’s visibility as a bisexual woman of color.
"Lilly is a beacon of hope and a role model to countless young LGBTQ people, and her new role on late-night will serve to inspire countless more,” wrote GLAAD Chief Communications Officer Rich Ferraro in an emailed statement to Bloomberg.
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