Lilly Singh Set to Be Only Female Late Night Host on the Big Four Networks

Curated via Twitter from W magazine’s twitter account….

Singh took a moment during her Tonight Show appearance to pay homage to the few women who have had hosting gigs before her (Cynthia Garrett took on the same NBC late-night time slot as Singh in 1999, when she became the first black woman to host a network late-night show, called Later With Cynthia Garrett). “A huge shout-out to the women who have been before me and who are currently in the space, because I couldn’t have done it without them paving the path,” Singh said. “I do think it’s a little awesome for an Indian Canadian woman also to be on a late-night show, so I’m super humbled,” she went on.

Per Variety, the nightly series will, of course, feature in-studio interviews, but to prevent things from going stale, the show will also branch out to include a pretaped comedy sketch element, a plus for Singh, who has succeeded with the popular YouTube channel “IISuperwomanII,” which made her famous in the first place. “It’s kind of like my YouTube channel, but now I have more than three staff members,” the future late-night host joked.

Keeping the big news in the NBC late-night family, Singh used her March 14 appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to announce that she would be taking over for Carson Daly in the 1:35 a. m. block.

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