Lilly Singh, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, has been tapped to switch Carson Daly because the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. speak present.
The retitled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will launch in September, and as famous by NBC, will make her the one feminine to at the moment host a late-night speak present on one of many Massive four networks.
“A Little Late” will characteristic Singh conducting in-studio interviews, in addition to characteristic pre-taped comedy sketches and different “signature parts.”
“Lilly is really a star and we’re thrilled to welcome her to our NBC household,” stated Doug Vaughan, government vice chairman, particular applications and late night time, NBC Leisure. “She is a multi-talented performer who will certainly have an important rapport with not solely all her friends but in addition with our devoted late-night viewers. We will’t wait to get began.”
Singh was set to seem on Thursday night time’s “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” as a way to make the announcement.
“An Indian-Canadian lady along with her personal late night time present? Now that may be a dream come true,” Singh stated. “I’m thrilled to carry it to life on NBC, and I hope my mother and father think about this to be as thrilling as a grandchild.”
Singh will function government producer on “A Little Late,” whereas Polly Auritt, who heads Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions, will function co-executive producer. Common TV is producing with Unicorn Island.
The Peacock community introduced final month that “Final Name with Carson Daly” would finish its run after 17 years and 2000 episodes. Earlier than “Final Name,” the present was titled “Later,” hosted first by Bob Costas (beginning in 1988), and later by Greg Kinnear, after which Cynthia Garrett.
As some of the profitable and profitable YouTube stars ever (the place she’s referred to as IISuperwomanII), Singh has amassed greater than 14 million subscribers on her channel. She’s additionally a New York Occasions bestselling writer (“How you can Be a Bawse: A Information to Conquering Life”), and as appeared as an actress in movies corresponding to “Dangerous Mothers,” “Ice Age: Collision Course,” and HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451.” She additionally starred within the YouTube documentary “A Journey to Unicorn Island.”
Singh is repped by WME, Nameless Content material, Hansen, Jacobson, and ID.
Right here’s Singh asserting her new gig on “Tonight Present”: