A Little Late with Lilly Singh will have an hourlong special with confirmed guests including Christina Aguilera, Tony Hale, Mandy Moore, and a performance from 5 Seconds of Summer.
The comedian will also be joined by Milo Ventimiglia and Kenan Thompson, plus there will be a special appearance from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who said he watched the premiere.
The new talk show hosted by Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh premiered with a sneak peek on YouTube – of course – on 17 September, before airing on NBC.
The first episode included an appearance from Lillys role model Mindy Kaling and also featured a rap calling out whiteness and the boys club in late night TV.
Lilly took many moments in the first show to express her excitement and gratitude to her audience and viewers watching at home.
Mindy told Lilly it was thrilling to have representation like her on screen and she wished shed seen someone like her on TV growing up.
She said she was super excited to help pave the path.
Fans of the 30-year-old – who found fame on YouTube as Superwoman – expressed their admiration for the host on social media.
One fan wrote: I think its about time that we put some major respect onto Lilly Singhs name. She is the first openly bisexual woman of colour to host a daily late night show on a major broadcast network like NBC. She really did THAT!
The daughter of Indian immigrants in Canada, Lilly, took over outgoing NBC late-night host Carson Dalys time slot.
An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now that is a dream come true, she said in a statement. Im thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.
During her show she even turned the fact that she is one of the few openly queer women to host a talk show into a joke: Its a complete coincidence I chose a network whose logo is also the pride flag.
Before the premiere of her show she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and thanked NBC for being the only network where a woman can have a show after midnight that allows her to keep her clothes on.
But she clearly hasnt let the hype get to her head, with her Insta posts staying humble about the reality of her busy schedule.
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