Star World brings NBC show ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ to India
MUMBAI: English GEC Star World is all set to bring ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh’ to India. The late-night talk show hosted by Canadian comedian and YouTuber Lilly Singh on NBC will air on 21st September at 8 pm.
With her late-night debut, Lilly Singh will be the first woman of Indian descent to host a late-night talk show in the U.S. She will conduct in-studio interviews along with creating and starring in pre-taped comedy sketches and signature segments. The show premiered on NBC in the US on 16th September and garnered widespread critical acclaim.
The half-hour program will air on Star World every Saturday and Sunday and feature a variety of guests. The guest line-up for the debut episodes of A Little Late will include Mindy Kaling, with a special appearance by Rainn Wilson, Kenan Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Chelsea Handler.
Singh will serve as Executive Producer on behalf of her company Unicorn Island Productions, along with John Irwin, a veteran producer who has vast experience with live telecasts, alternative and late-night programming including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and MadTV. In addition to Singh, the writing staff for the show will include Sean O’Connor, Marina Cockenberg, Sergio Serna, Mona Mira, Jen Burton, Joanna Bradley, and Jonathan Giles.
Further, Aliyah Silverstein has signed on as showrunner while Casey Spira, Polly Auritt, Sean O’Connor and Sarah Weichel are on board as co-executive producers. The show is directed by Ryan Polito.
Singh is a multi-faceted entertainer, actress, producer, writer, and creator. A leading force in the digital world, she has amassed a global audience of over 32 million followers across her social media channels, where she writes, produces and stars in comedic and inspirational videos.
She has acted in the Emmy Award-nominated HBO film Fahrenheit 451, opposite Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan, as well as Bad Moms and Ice Age: Collision Course.
Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life. In 2017, UNICEF appointed Lilly as one of their Goodwill Ambassadors. A Little Late with Lilly Singh will be produced by Universal Television, Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions and Irwin Entertainment.