Are you a night owl? Or maybe just a “bawse” who can’t sleep?
If so, NBC has a show you might find super interesting. “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” kicks off its second season on Jan. 11. The late-night show is scrapping its traditional host desk format for a different comedic approach and will air at 1:35 a.m. ET on NBC and its digital platforms.
Singh, 32, is the first queer woman of color to host a late-night show on a broadcast network. She came out as bisexual on Twitter in 2019 and gained notoriety with a YouTube channel created to battle depression. Her unique and at times controversial style prompted NBC to give Singh the time slot once occupied by Carson Daly.
“During the first season of ‘A Little Late,’ I was thrust into a whole new world that admittedly consisted of 90% learning and 10% being creative,” Singh said, in a press release. “For this second round, I know the ropes and plan to bring more of my creativity to the table. It’s time to get goofy, be imperfect and bring my full authentic self to late night.”
Raised in Canada, Singh is of Punjabi heritage. Punjabi is a culture indigenous to India and Pakistan. Her book, “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide To Conquering Life,” topped the New York Times best-seller list and in 2017, Singh worked as a UNICEF humanitarian ambassador, initiating a “Girl Love” campaign to stop girl-on-girl bullying in schools.
Throw in a psychology degree and Singh has all the pedigree required for success, now it’s simply a matter of converting her outsider unicorn style to a traditional television format and audience. In a review of her first season, The Atlantic noted this reality: “She has to challenge the rules and play by them at the same time.”