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.
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.
A Little Late will feature Lilly, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, conducting in-studio interviews, 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 programmes and late night, NBC Entertainment.
Lilly was set to appear on 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.