YouTube Star Lilly Singh is Taking Over Carson Daly’s Terrible Late Night Time Slot

You might be shocked to find out that Carson Daly has a late night talk show on NBC. It’s called Last Call with Carson Daly and it’s been on at 1:37 a.m. since 2002. I think he thought he was going to get Conan’s time slot when he got The Tonight Show, but no, 1:37 a.m. is right where NBC wanted Carson Daly. Alas, all mediocre things must end, and so after 17 years and 2,000 episodes that were only seen in the green room of strip clubs that don’t have Netflix, Daly is hanging up the towel to focus on being the back-up weekend host of Today, which, to be fair, probably does get him more viewers that Last Call.

NBC has decided to replace Daly’s show with a new show called A Little Late with Lilly Singh starring popular YouTuber Lilly Singh. She does videos like this.

She announced her new show on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers came out to welcome her, too.

After all the talk about how all the late night hosts are straight white men, we finally have a bisexual woman of color hosting a late night show on one of the major networks at a time when absolutely no one will see it. I honestly can’t imagine this being a move up in Singh’s career. She’s one of the most successful creators on YouTube, she’s not going to be more successful than that hosting NBC’s “We don’t want to give this half hour back to affiliates so here’s a show with a $20 budget” slot. Which is not at all a knock on Singh; she’s at least as charming as Carson Daly. It just feels like maybe her aunt works at NBC and she took this job because her mom owed said aunt a favor.

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