Broadcast TV’s streak of white male late-night hosts has finally been broken.
NBC has tapped Lilly Singh as its new 1:35 a.m. host, making her the only woman, or person of color, to host a broadcast network’s late-night show.
The YouTube star will replace Carson Daly, who last month said he would step down from Last Call With Carson Daly, which he has hosted since 2002.
On the new show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh, she’ll conduct in-studio interviews as well as create and star in pre-taped comedy sketches and other segments.
Singh will also executive produce the show.
“An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show?