YouTuber Lilly Singh landed her own NBC late night show, making her the only woman late night host on broadcast TV. Singh announced her now gig on “The Tonight Show.”
“I’m so excited because I truly get to create a show from scratch,” she stated. “You know, I get to make it inclusive. I get to create comedy segments and interview people and really create something that I believe in.”
The 30-year-old Indian Canadian video creator has more than 14 million subscribers on YouTube, where she advocates for women’s empowerment alongside comedy, music, and vlog-style videos. Singh is also an actor and activist with roles in “Fahrenheit 451” and “Bad Moms.” She has also served as a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2017.
Many are excited for Singh, a bisexual woman of color, to bring more diverse representation to late night shows.
“Congratualtions @IISuperwomanII on your new @nbc late night show,” tweeted “Queer Eye’s” Karamo Brown. “This is Monumental! A bisexual women of color hosting her own Late Night Show on @nbc Major! I will be watching and supporting! #SpreadTheWord.”
Singh says she is “thrilled” to be hosting the show.
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true,” she stated to NBC.