This is what the world thinks of Lilly Singh's new late-night talk show
Whether you think she's funny or not, there's no arguing with the fact that Lilly Singh is making late-night television history.
A Little Late premiered Monday on NBC, making Singh the only woman of colour on network late-night talk TV, and that's no small feat.
“I get it. I’m not your traditional talk-show host. The media has mentioned that I am a bisexual woman of colour so much that I feel like I should just change my name to Bisexual Woman of Colour,” she said in the debut episode.
On top of all that, she's from Scarborough, so there's no question that Canadians are proud to see her on screen.
Massive congrats to @Lilly Singh - that girl is the real deal (and from Scarborough!) She also made history: her NBC show debuted last night, making her the first queer woman of colour to host a major daily late-night talk show. Hell yeah 👊 #LateWithLilly— Sabrina Carnevale (@SabrinaCsays) September 17, 2019
Singh, a YouTuber with 14 million followers, is giving the world a taste of the diversity we've been searching for.
I just want to point out that tonight is the premiere of a network late night show that is hosted by a queer woman of colour from Scarborough who got her start in the internet. Even if you have never seen Lilly Singh’s content or don’t know her, it is so cool— lauren (@laurenhollis16) September 17, 2019
"Lilly Singh — An openly bisexual Canadian woman of Indian descent with her own late night show. Def something you would have never seen like 10 years ago. Kudos to her," one Twitter user wrote online.
"10 years ago I never would have even imagined Mindy Kaling on Lilly Singh’s late night show. Partly because I was 10 and didn’t care but mostly because two Indian women in mainstream Hollywood??" another wrote.
Singh now has a major platform, and she's using it. The comedian mocked the whiteness and maleness of late-night TV in her debut episode and some are absolutely loving it, but others are saying she isn't actually that funny.
big ups to lilly singh for being the first bisexual, coloured woman to host a late night show but my god was is cringe. happy to see the representation but the show is terrible and cringe😓— Morgan Lal (@morganlxl) September 18, 2019
The online reactions to the new show have been mixed, and some of them are just plain harsh.
why does lilly singh have a late night show and why is the worst thing on tv EVER— aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh (@portogoose) September 18, 2019
Some are also saying that Singh is using her identity as the basis for all her jokes, and it may be getting old real fast.
Lilly Singh’s show would probably actually have a chance at being good if she didn’t mention that she’s a non white female every other sentence.— Ethnol (@realEthnol) September 18, 2019
Still, others are saying there's nothing wrong with poking fun at the status quo.
lilly singh’s show is really making ppl mad because she......... talks abt being brown and bisexual and makes fun of white ppl. i should fucking eat y’all— lauren (@coIortheories) September 18, 2019
Singh's show is only just getting started, so there are improvements to be made as she becomes more comfortable in her new role. But no matter what, Singh's presence on late-night television is clearly giving a lot of people hope for the future of diversity in television.
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