YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show

Jimmy Fallon Lilly Singh and Seth Meyers celebrating Singh's new late-night show on Thursday

NBC via Getty Images Jimmy Fallon Lilly Singh and Seth Meyers celebrating Singh's new late-night show on Thursday

Singh will stand alone as the only woman hosting a daily late-night show on the network. Okay. *breathe* I'm THRILLED (and crying) to announce that ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show! The stand-up comedian has amassed a YouTube empire with 14 million subscribers, and earned $10.5 million for her views by 2017, according to Forbes.

"A Little Late" will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other "signature elements".

The new show will be "kind of like my YouTube channel, but just, you know, now I have more than three staff members, and my sound guy won't also be an extra and won't also write the script", Singh told Fallon.

It stands to reason that Singh will have a better fighting chance to gain traction in the late-night space with the heft of NBC's marketing budget and its ability to use The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers as additional promotional tools leading into her 1:35 a.m. ET time slot. "Now that is a dream come true", Singh, 30, said in a statement. Seth Meyers later surprised Singh on stage with champagne to celebrate her new gig.

Fallon let Singh test out his desk to see what it feels like to host, and she started interviewing him about being having late-night show.

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Canadian Lilly Singh will be replacing Carlon Daly on "Last Call".

"I'm numb. I can't even process. No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same".

Daly announced last month that he would be bringing an end to his show, saying that he is hoping to focus on new projects, as well his job as the host of the network's popular singing show The Voice.

In the February 24 tweet Singh referred to herself as "female, coloured, bisexual", adding: "Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time". In addition, she has acted in movies such as "Bad Moms" and HBO's "Fahrenheit 451".

"Lilly is truly a star and we're thrilled to welcome her to our NBC family". There's so many people to thank and I will do so over the next few (or hundred) posts.

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