YouTube star Lilly Singh aka Superwoman has officially become a late-night TV show host.
Yes, it has happened. With A Little Late With Lilly Singh on NBC, our generation gets its first woman to host a late-night show on a major American network. The only other woman in history to achieve the same feat was Cynthia Garret who hosted Later from 2000 to 2001 on the same network.
The Canadian shot to fame with her YouTube channel (now at 14.9 million subscribers) and is also the author of the bestseller How To Be A Bawse.
Lilly is also the first woman of colour to be in the time slot that generally has white, male hosts. “Throw some melanin up in your late-night”, as she calls it. What makes Lilly’s debut even more special is that she’s also the first host in the time slot to identify as a bisexual. “I put B in LGBT, I’ll take Sansa and her brother,” she raps in the promo.
Mindy Kaling, who Lilly calls one of her biggest inspirations, was the first guest on the show. Another member from The Office family, Rainn Wilson, also made an appearance to wish Lilly the best.
Here’s how she made the entrance to the first episode.