‘A little late with Lilly Singh’ makes late night history


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Lilly Singh speaking at the 2014 VidCon convention at the Anaheim Convention Center.

With over 14 million subscribers and three billion combined views, Lilly Singh, widely known online under her alias IISuperwomenII, is one of Youtube’s most popular creators. This past September, Singh joined many other content creators and branched out of the Youtube space into entertainment, debuting her late-night television show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, on NBC.

When ‘A Little Late’ was officially announced March 15, 2019 to replace Carson Daly’s Last Call with Carson Daly time slot on NBC, it already had a lot of excitement surrounding it. Singh became the only women currently to host a late-night show on the four major networks, the first women of color to join NBC’s late-night and late night’s first-ever openly queer woman of color.

The premiere aired Sept. 16 and consisted of guest appearances from Mindy Kaling and a special appearance from Kaling’s former castmate Rainn Wilson.

“It’s nice that youtubers are branching out and doing all of these other things in the entertainment industry, especially with Lilly Singh since she’s accomplishing all of that,” junior Bezawit Mengistu said.

Singh is forefronting the fact that she is a part of the minority on television, and is drifting apart from her fellow late night hosts straying from news headlines and more of her perspective on many of the things that affect people who relate to Singh.

“Hello my name is Lilly and I ain’t a white man,” Singh rapped in her opening sketch tackling the point that she is breaking many of the social normalities that are tied to being a late-night host.

“I think it’s really interesting that a queer woman is breaking down all these barriers, it’s not every day that a person, especially a minority, to do all of that,” sophomore Estefanny Gonzales said.

‘A Little Late’ currently has a 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and an audience score of 72 percent. The show is scheduled to air every weekday at 1:35 a.m..

Photo courtesy of flickr. Lilly Singh speaking at the 2014 VidCon convention at the Anaheim Convention Center.