Lilly Singh — YouTube sensation and unofficial queen of Canada — is about to conquer late-night television.
The comedian, who hails from Scarborough, Ont., is taking over from Carson Daly on NBC. Starting in September, “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will be in the 1:35 a.m. nightly time slot.
All hail our new Late Night comedy queen, @IISuperwomanII! ???? https://t.co/orv1WPAPEJ
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) March 15, 2019
Continuing her career-long trend of breaking boundaries, Singh’s hosting position will make her the only woman currently helming a late-night show on any of the four big U.S. networks, according to Variety.
“A huge shoutout to all the women who have been before me and are currently in the space because I couldn’t have done it without them paving the path,” Singh says in her announcement video on Jimmy Fallon’s show.
Started from Scarborough and now she’s ????
Massive respect to Lilly Singh, one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met.
Fly, @IISuperwomanII, fly https://t.co/83QVxB1RPb
— Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff) March 15, 2019
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true,” Singh said in a news release sent to several outlets. “I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.”
Honoured and privileged. Let’s do this ????????❤️ https://t.co/C26biApbCb
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019
The multi-hyphenate star first rose to fame as a comedian and vlogger on YouTube, where she posted videos as a way to fight through her depression. She posted her debut video on the platform eight years ago, and has since garnered 14 million subscribers, along with nearly six million more on Twitter and over eight million fans on Instagram, making her one of the most successful YouTube personalities of all time.
She’s also acted in several projects including “Bad Moms” and HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451” — and she’s even done a stage show tour called “A Trip to Unicorn Island.”
In 2017, the York University graduate released the book “How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life”. She’s collaborated with makeup giant Smashbox on a red lipstick called “Bawse”, and teamed up with Me to We to sell #GirlLove bracelets and necklaces to support the education of girls around the world.
Singh is perhaps best known, though, for making lighthearted fun …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel