Lilly Singh to Make History By Becoming First Queer Woman of Color Host on Late Night TV
YouTube sensation Lilly Singh will become the first queer woman of color to host a major network talk show. The Canadian comedienne will host A Little Late with Lilly Singh on NBC, which is expected to start airing sometime in September. Until then, she will continue to work on her YouTube channel. The daughter of Indian immigrants began her YouTube channel under the pseudonym "IISuperwomanII" in October 2010. The 30-year-old York University graduate is also known for SuperwomanVlogs and her New York Times bestselling book, How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. “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,” Singh said. The actress and rapper will join a mostly white male late-night TV lineup. Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and Busy Phillips all host late-night shows, but Singh will be the only one on a major network. More here.