Lilly Singh came out kicking her first night as the ONLY woman late night host on TV right now. Don't know who Lilly Singh is? That's cool, you're probably not a YouTube youth. Since 2010, Lilly has gone by "IISuperwomanII" on the free video platform, posting vlogs and satire videos like How Girls Get Ready, which has 29 million views. Nbd. In 2017, she came in tenth on Forbes' list of the highest-paid YouTube stars, reportedly raking in $10.5 million. Now, she's taking over late night at NBC right after Seth Meyers.
Get your Stefon voice ready because this show has everything, especially if you're a card-carrying member of Gen Z. Here's every reason you need to watch 'A Little Late With Lilly Singh,' based on episode one.
1. THE OBLIGATORY OPENING MUSICAL NUMBER.
Someone's auditioning to host the Oscars, because Lilly Singh's opener pulled about zero punches. Lilly—who jokes she might as well change her name to Bis*x*al Woman of Color—steps into a meeting about her show with...all-white male execs. It doesn't go great.
"I'm not sure I related to 10 seasons of Friends," bish went there.
Oh, you thought it was going to Broadway-style, like James Cordon? Nah.
2. WE STAN A GUEST FROM THE OFFICE. LILLY GOT TWO.
For some reason—*cough* Netflix *cough*—America's favorite sitcom from 2005 is the height of binge culture for teens across the United States. Just ask Billie Eilish.
So who better to congratulate the queen of the youths (even though she's 30 years old) than Rainn Wilson and his "white noise" machine? Don't ask, just watch the clip:
But wait, her first official guest turned out to be none other than Kelly Kapoor, herself: Mindy Kaling. She even shared how she'd update The Office for 2019.
Basically, Michael would try to dab and leave a lot of thirsty comments on celeb Instagrams. But more on Mindy later.
3. THE FEELS.
Okay, more on Mindy right now, actually. Lilly Singh is an Indian-Canadian woman hosting a late night show. Meanwhile, Mindy, an Indian-American icon, just wrote and starred in Late Night, a movie about a woman comedian struggling to keep her place in the world of...you guessed it...late night television. Que a lot of "proud of you" vibes flying from each of them. But Mindy and Lilly weren't the only ones getting emotional.
All of twitter, people were sharing how meaningful it was to see Lilly thriving in her 1:30 A.M. slot.
Crying like a baby in this hotel in Bangladesh watching LateWithLilly ‘s first episode. My heart is on clouds and I could not be more proud of @Lilly for what she has accomplished.
Representation matters. Thank you for fighting for it, Lilly. — Nabela Noor (@Nabela) September 17, 2019
I don't want to make this about colour
There's a brown woman hosting a late night TV show.
You have no idea how excited I used to get seeing a brown face on TV as a child. It happened once every 2 years. LateWithLilly— Aagy (@ItsAagy) September 17, 2019
Lilly I'm white and the last thing i am is offended. I'm so glad someone who is not white, a youtuber and a woman is a late night host. Congrats on the show. I hope this continues to blow up. LateWithLilly— Hate myself(@TsFanGroup) September 17, 2019
4. TWO WORDS: EUPHORIA MAKEUP.
But back to the show. You know how Jimmy Fallon is known for his celebrity games? Me neither, because Lilly had a Euphoria makeup battle against Mindy, and we're all the winners.