Laughing with Lilly Singh

The new lady in late-night television



Lilly Singh in “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.” (NBCUniversal/TNS)

A new face has joined the many men of late-night TV, and the newcomer is none other than YouTube personality Lilly Singh. Carson Daley has stepped away from the late-night talk show crowd, being replaced by “A Little Late with Lilly Singh”. The show holds the 1:35 am time slot on NBC and premiered on Sept. 16.

YouTube first met Singh in 2010 under the username IISuperWomanII. Since then, Singh has gained over 14 million subscribers and an accumulated 3 billion views, with over 700 videos on her channel. Singh has also toured internationally with, “A Trip to Unicorn Island,” which took her to countries such as India, Australia, Dubai, Singapore and the U.K., according to YouTube’s streaming service, “YouTube Red”, released a documentary in 2016 that focused on the tour. In March 2017, Singh published her first book, “How to Be a Bawse: a Guide to Conquering Life,” which became a New York Times Bestseller, according to

“Baswe is like a boss, but so epic I had to change the spelling,” Singh said. “It’s someone who exudes confidence, turns heads, gets hurt efficiently, communicates effectively and hustles relentlessly.”

As the first queer and South-Asian woman to host a major network late-night talk show in America, her show is described as “[The] combining [of] a fresh take on the day’s events, pop culture, diversity and life,” according to Singh intends to focus on comedy rather than serious topics, such as politics. The show has skits, interviews and a few comedic raps from Singh.