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History made: Lilly Singh to become first brown woman to host an American talk show
By Barfi Culture Team
15th March 2019

YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh broke another big glass ceiling last night.

The American network NBC has signed her up to present a late night talk show, replacing Carson Daly at 1:35am.

It doesn't sound like a big deal but it makes her the only woman to currently host a talk show on any of the four big American TV networks.

Lilly Singh will also the first woman of color in U.S. TV history to host a late-night show.

"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true," she said in a statement. "I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild."

She made the announcement on Jimmy Fallon's show last night

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'A Little Late with Lilly Singh' will launch in September and will feature in-studio interviews, comedy sketches and other "signature elements".





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