Lilly Singh AKA Superwoman Just Became The First Indian Woman To Host A Late-Night Show In America

Alisha Fernandes

Nowadays, most mornings you’re greeted by the worst headlines—shootouts in Christchurch, bridges collapsing in Mumbai and all sorts of actual and metaphorical walls being built. But then, sometimes, you wake to read joyful things like the fact that Lilly Singh, our very own Superwoman just announced the fact that she is going to be replacing Carson Daly on NBC’s late-night show that ran for 17 years, called Last Call with Carson Daly.

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Gotta get used to this seat! • When I was presented with this NBC opportunity, I really needed guidance on how to evaluate my options and make the best decision. I sought out advice from two individuals, both whom I admire and respect deeply. Thank you @therock and @hasanminhaj for answering that call. I feel privileged that I can hit you up and ask you tough questions. Thank you for so selflessly dropping your wisdom and in turn, helping me make this beautiful decision. I’m forever grateful. • Thank you to my fellow YouTube creators who continuously inspire me and blaze a path that so many people can benefit from. I am so proud to be from this community and I believe in our community. Your messages of support have filled my whole heart. • Thank you @nbc for believing in me and betting on me. I can’t wait to take this crazy ride with you and make magic. You won’t regret it. • Thank you to my team at #WME @teamid HJTH and everyone at @unicornislandprod for working so hard to continuously make my dreams come true. I don’t know what I’d do without you. • And thank you to everyone sending me such supportive tweets, messages and emails. My phone and I are both overwhelmed with love. You having my back as I start this new chapter means so much to me. • With so much love ❤️

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Yes, we at MMHQ are super fans of this brilliant woman in any case but allow me to give you more info to explain how big a deal this actually is.

  1. Did we mention that Carson’s show ran for 17 years. The fact that NBC saw Lilly as the right person to pass the torch to is an achievement in itself.
  2. She is the first Indian-origin woman to have this opportunity to host a late-night show on a US network
  3. She started off as a YouTuber and only to a break from the platform in November this year to focus on her mental health and is onto bigger things already.
  4. The show, titled A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will go on air after Jimmy Fallon‘s The Tonight Show and Seth MeyersLate Night, on week nights starting from September 2019. These guys are huge and to be in the company of these hilariously funny bigwigs is HUGE.
  5. She was welcomed to the NBC family by both these dudes because she made the announcement on The Tonight Show where she was surprised by Seth Meyers. How cool is that?
  6. With this news, Lilly Singh becomes the only woman in the world to host a late-night show on a big network.
  7. Not only will she be hosting, but she will be the executive producer as well.

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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

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A Little Late will be a half an hour long show and will have comedy sketches as well as interviews with celebs and such!

Finally, we just want to say, it’s wonderful that she’s worked so damn hard and achieved this dream which she even put out into the universe in a 2011 tweet! Just goes to show that wishes can come true, huh?

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