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5 Reasons Why Lilly Singh Is The Perfect Talk Show Host

Showbiz Sep 16, 2019

Updated: Tonight Lilly Singh, the Canadian YouTube sensation (and an ANOKHI Award recipient) will premiere her new late show,  A Little Late With Lilly Singh and will become the first woman of colour to host a late night show.

This morning she announced that fans around the world will be able to stream the first ever episode on YouTube at 10pm EST before it airs on network television.  Check out 5 reasons why we think Lilly Singh is the perfect talk show host! 

Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh, better known as Superwoman, will be launching her NBC late-night show called A Little Late With Lilly Singh tonight!

The half-hour show will include in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches. Lilly will be the only woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network. She is also the first ever LGBTQ woman and first woman of colour to host a late-night talk show.

“A huge shoutout to all the women who have been before and are currently in the space because I couldn’t have done it without them paving the path… but I do think it’s a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman also to have a late night show,” she told Jimmy Fallon.

 

5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host
5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host: Lilly Singh with Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers. Photo Credit: instagram.com/iisuperwomanii/

 

So we have listed five (of many) reasons why we love Lilly Singh.

1) She’s making history in many ways.  She is the first ever LGBTQ woman and first woman of colour to host a late-night talk show. Also, coming out as a bisexual women of colour and bringing awareness on such a platform makes us pretty darn proud of her. This means that her show will definitely ring true in terms of inclusivity.

5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host
5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host: LIlly Singh has been featured on numerous magazine covers including her latest on Marie Claire. Photo Credit: www.marieclaire.com

 

5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host
5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host: It’s all about inclusivity. Photo Credit: instagram.com/iisuperwomanii/

 

2) She’s breaking taboos. She took a break from YouTube to focus on her mental health. She talked openly about her mental health, opening up a conversation about the stigma surrounding mental health. She wrote on YouTube: “Mental health is important y’all. Loving yourself is a priority. I’m taking a break from YouTube but I promise I’ll be back happier and healthier. I hope you’ll be here waiting and we can dramatically run into each others arms like a Bollywood movie. I’d like that. I love you #TeamSuper. I’ll see you soon.”

3) She’s a conqueror.  She penned a book that is vivacious and bold and LOL funny. How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,  is quite the guide to being a BAWSE, who is described as “a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.”

 

5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host
5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host: She’s a brilliant Bawse Babe. Photo Credit: Indigo.com

4) She’s celebrates her heritage. She embraces her Indian roots. Even though she is born and raised in Toronto, she talks a lot about Indian parents, brown guys, their manners, accents and more. Her YouTube videos are hilarious.

5) She is all for women empowerment. Her social media #GirlLove campaign, which featured Michelle Obama, encourages young girls to spread love by complimenting other girls rather than insulting them. Also, she also has a motivational section of her channel called ‘Positive Vibes,’ which is dedicated to real issues like handling racism, how to build your self-confidence etc.

5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host
5 Reasons Why We Think Lilly Singh Will Be The Perfect Talk Show Host: One of her very first covers after her announcement of her show. Photo Credit: www.hollywoodreporter.com

 

Lilly Singh is truly a self-made woman, unlike some other stars (all the shade) who have been given this title. We can’t wait for her to rock the late night scene.

 

Main Image Photo Credit: wwww.hollywoodreporter.com

Marriska Fernandes

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