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NBC Selects YouTube Star Lilly Singh to Replace Carson Daly on Late Night

Comedian and YouTube star Lilly Singh announced on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night that she will be taking over the 1:35am spot on NBC, which was previously occupied by Last Call With Carson Daly. Singh will be the only woman to host a late-night talk show on a broadcast network currently. Singh joins Fallon and Seth Meyers on NBC's late night lineup.

NBC announced in February that Last Call With Carson Daly would end after 17 years. Retitled A Little Late with Lilly Singh, the show will debut in September. Singh will serve as the executive producer as well. A Little Late will be a half-hour show with in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches and segments.

When announcing the news, Singh said, "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."

Lilly Singh's YouTube channel, ||Superwoman||, features Singh in character in a variety of comedy sketches. She has amassed 14 million followers since she began posting videos eight years ago. The Ontario-born entertainer has also started her own production company, written a New York Times bestselling book, appeared as an actress in films like Bad Moms, Ice Age: Collision Course, and HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, and toured with a stage show in 2015. She also starred in the YouTube documentary A Trip to Unicorn Island.

"Lilly is truly a star and we're thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family," said Doug Vaughan, Executive VP of Special Programs and Late Night at NBC Entertainment. "She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience. We can't wait to get started."

Watch Singh announce the big news below.

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Article image: Lilly Singh speaking at the 2014 VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. (Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr.)

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