Lilly Singh becomes the first woman to get her own late night show on NBC

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2019, 01.05 PM(IST)

Lilly Singh poses with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon. (Image via Instagram/@iisuperwomanii) Photograph:( Instagram )

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Singh is also the first south asian to get her own late night show on a major network like NBC. 

Youtube star Lilly Singh, popularly known as Superwoman on the internet, is all set to turn host for a new late night show on NBC. Titled 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh'  the show makes Lilly the only woman and only South-Asian to have a late night show on a major network.

The announcement was made by Lilly herself as she appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'. Considering she is herself a stand-up comic, the new show will also include comedy segments and she will also be interviewing guests. 

When Jimmy asked what the show was going to be like, Lilly said, “Kind of like my YouTube channel but now I will have more than three staff members.”

Lilly Singh’s show will air after Seth Meyers’ show on the channel. She thanked women who have been carving space for people like her and paving the way before her.

Singh also shared her joy on Instagram as she wrote, “I can’t even believe I am writing this caption. This is so surreal. What is happening? I NEED TO SIT DOWN. Okay. *breathe* I’m THRILLED (and crying) to announce that ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show! AHHHHHHH!! And not only did I get to announce this dream come true on @fallontonight but @sethmeyers came out and surprised me as well! I’m so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family. I’m numb. I can’t even process. This has been SO long in the making and I’m so happy I can finally share this with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! There’s so many people to thank and I will do so over the next few (or hundred) posts. Watch the segment live at 11:30pm est! And now… it’s time to work. It’s time to make magic. It’s time to hustle harder than ever before. Blessings 🙏🏽 #LillyOnFallon #TeamSuperAllDay”

The show will go on air from September onwards.