Lilly Singh to host late night show
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC's late-night talk show.
Los Angeles: YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, who goes by the stage name Superwoman, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC's late-night talk show.
The re-titled "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will launch in September, and will make her the only female to currently host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks, reports variety.com.
"A Little Late" will feature Lilly, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other "signature elements."
"Lilly is truly a star and we're thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family," said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs and late night, NBC Entertainment.
Vaughan added: "She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can't wait to get started."
Lilly was set to appear on Thursday night's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in order to make the announcement.
"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true. I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild," she said.
Singh will serve as executive producer on "A Little Late," while Polly Auritt, who heads Singh's Unicorn Island Productions, will serve as co-executive producer. Universal TV is producing with Unicorn Island.