The famous comedian and YouTube star, Lilly Singh, is ready to host his TV show on NBS, becoming the first woman to host late-night broadcast network and also the first Indian women to do so.
The 30-year-old comedian’s talk show ‘A Little Lit With Lilly Singh’, whose video has more than 14 million social media subscribers under moniker Superwoman, will start airing this September.
The actress, a comedian, and the author will replace Carson Daly in the 1:35 a.m. slot and will have in-studio interviews with famous personalities and comedy sketches.
Lilly herself described as “fady,” “colored,” and “bisexual” in a tweet in February. The native of Ontario, Singh’s parents are from Punjab and she started her YouTube channel from her own home in 2010, the year she graduated from the New York University in Toronto.
He uploads sarcastic videos on the South Asian stereotypes on her channel, which contains self-condemning observation comedy. Actors like Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, and even Michelle Obama have appeared on her channel.
While appearing on another late night show, ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,’ she made the official announcement.
She on her Instagram account said, “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!!!”
Notably, Lilly will be the first openly bisexual woman to host a late night talk show on television.
“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,” Variety quoted her as saying.
Born on September 26, 1988, to Malwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh, who were originally from Punjab, Lilly grew up in Toronto.
Her channel ‘IISuperwomanII’ begun in 2010 became immensely popular among the people across the world, especially the Indian diaspora, for her humorous acting on gender relations, NRI mannerisms, and typical habits of Indian parents residing in any country.
In her early videos she posted includes a tutorial on wrap a Sikh turban and introduces viewers to her “parents” she dons a poofy wig and beard to play her fictional father whom she depicts as a belligerant disciplinarian and her fictional mother as a controlling busybody in glasses and a chunni.
Also an actress, Lilly essayed the role of Raven in HBO’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451.
The 30-year-old won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite YouTube Star in January 2017.
Fans of Singh calls themselves ‘Team Super’
Singh visited Mumbai in 2014 for YouTube FanFest and then again in 2017 on a multiple city tour. She was again in India to promote her ‘How to be a bawse’.
Singh has also appeared in films including ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ and ‘Bad Moms’. Singh is also an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. (ANI)