Queer Canadian Woman Of Colour Lilly Singh Getting Her Own Late Night Show Has Celebs Cheering On Twitter
This is the kind of news we like.
If you haven't already heard the news, Carson Daly is stepping down from his role as host of NBC's Last Call late-night show, and as a replacement, the television network has chosen a Canadian YouTube sensation to take over.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh is set to hit the airwaves in September and the host, Scarborough-born York University grad, Lilly Singh, will officially become the first queer woman of colour to hold the host position of a late night show.
And let me just say: the Internet is ecstatic about the news. Not to mention more than a handful of celebs.
TL;DR Celebrities are flocking to Twitter to congratulate Canadian Youtuber Lilly Singh on her new-found role as late-night host on NBC's new show A Litte Late with Lilly Singh, which makes her the first ever Canadian bisexual woman of colour to host a late-night show on a major American network.
Singh addressed the announcement herself on her Twitter earlier today.
It’s official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful. ❤️— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019
Thank you @jimmyfallon @sethmeyers pic.twitter.com/h44HoPRtel
Honoured and privileged. Let’s do this 💪🏽❤️ https://t.co/C26biApbCb— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019
Singh was born in Scarborough, Ontario and attended Lester B. Pearson Collegiate in Toronto.
Her parents were both born in Punjab, India and moved to Canada to raise her and her older sister, Tina, who also a creator on YouTube.
Reason to Smile: @IISuperwomanII, a bisexual woman of color, is now hosting her OWN late night show on NBC?? This is the best news of the day.— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) March 15, 2019
Singh took to YouTube to share her struggles with depression and to connect with people to help deal with her emotional and mental state.
She also shared with the Internet last month that she was bisexual.
YES! So awesome congrats!— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019
After the announcement broke, people flocked to Twitter to congratulate the new late-night host, including long-time friend Nick Jonas and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Singh was also present at the Jonas-Chopra wedding last year in India and you can see both Nick and Priyanka on Lilly's YouTube channel.
Congrats @IISuperwomanII on your new @nbc late night show! This is monumental! A bisexual woman of color hosting her own Late Night Show on @nbc Major! I will be watching and supporting! #SpreadTheWord pic.twitter.com/QMrOAF0COO— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) March 15, 2019
This is HUGE.— Momin Qureshi (@Momin680NEWS) March 15, 2019
1. Someone from my hometown hosting a late night show
2. Someone South Asian
3. A woman of colour
These are all things I thought I'd never see in that role, but I'm thrilled it's happening. Congrats @IISuperwomanII #RepresentOnAllFronts https://t.co/L38EabGwCp
Canadians are unsurprisingly excited, because we just love a good Hollywood success story featuring a Canadian.
But the queer and Indian community also have reason to celebrate their own representation on late-night television. Not to mention women across the globe cheering on this Lady Boss.
Yeaaaahh @IISuperwomanII !! Go sis go! ❤️🙌🏾— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 15, 2019
GO OFF QUEEN! CONGRATS!!!!— Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 15, 2019
YouTubers James Charles and Kalen Allen also reached out to share their support and excitement for Singh's newfound mainstream success.
Although, that is not to underestimate the expansive reach of YouTubers nowadays. In fact, Singh is a perfect example of how strong a YouTube following can be.
CONGRATULATIONS SISTER OMFG— James Charles (@jamescharles) March 15, 2019
Tonight I learned who @IISuperwomanII is and I’m obsessed and also so very proud of a complete stranger, but that’s the best way to be proud!— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) March 15, 2019
It really seems like Singh has united people from every corner of the Internet, and the globe at large.
When you've got poets and Victoria's Secret models singing your praises, you're clearly doing something right.
LILLY! Congratulations. I cannot wait for this. ❤️— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) March 15, 2019
Even Carson Daly tweeted a heartfelt response to the announcement, congratulating her and cheering her on.
Lilly, I’m so genuinely excited & happy for you & quite frankly, NBC. They gave me a shot which I’m forever grateful for. Now you have more than earned this moment! Go kick some late night (dude’s butts) & know I’m rooting for you! @IISuperwomanII #LittleLateLilly https://t.co/9cvNDbbEtp— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) March 15, 2019
I've never been a huge late-night fan, but I think Jimmy Fallon is hilarious, and if all the hype around Singh is any indication, I'm going to have to tune in for her show in September.