How Old Is Lilly Singh From ‘A Little Late’?

Late-night talk shows just got a little more diverse. On Sept. 16, YouTuber Lilly Singh — aka “IISuperwomanII,” one of the platform’s highest-paid female stars — is dropping a new late-night program called A Little Late with Lilly Singh. The series replaces Last Call With Carson Daly after its 17-year run on NBC. And fans are excited to see the Indian-Canadian comedian push the envelope on television. But given Singh’s long presence on social media, viewers might be wondering how old Singh is. A Little Late is just one achievement in the host’s outstanding career.

Singh’s age and birthday

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As it so happens, Singh shared her birthday with viewers in a YouTube video on Sept. 24, 2015. “It’s my birthday this Saturday. That’s right, I’m turning the big 21,” Singh joked in the video titled “Why Birthdays Are Stressful.” The YouTuber then cut to a clip of herself looking around a little panicked.

The truth is, Singh did not turn 21 in 2015. Rather, the online personality turned 27 that year. Singh was born on Sept. 26, 1988 in Toronto, Canada, according to Biography.com. So, as of this write-up, the famous Libra is 30-years-old and soon to be 31.

Who is Singh from ‘A Little Late’?

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Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is @Lilly. ••••••• Nine years ago I decided to make a YouTube channel and thought nothing of it. I didn’t think it would alter my life path, turn into a career and to be honest I didn’t even think I’d upload more than five videos. When prompted to choose a username I instinctively typed Superwoman because it had been my MSN messenger screen name (shoutouts millennials). Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero. As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero. Until this day I truly believe that we have all the tools we need to be our own saving grace. It’s been heartwarming and empowering to hear people address me as Superwoman, a name I worked so hard to live up to. But today as I type this, as the person I’ve grown into, I feel even more empowered by the name Lilly. Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am… and it’s a place I’m proud to be. And so at this time, it feels right to give thanks to the moniker Superwoman and to lay the cape to rest. Today my biggest and best super powers lay within Lilly and thus Lilly I shall be. Aka new handle is @Lilly. Wooop! Woop! Holla atcha girlllll ❤️

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As mentioned, the new late-night leading lady started her career on YouTube. She opened her channel in 2010 after graduating from York Univerity, per Forbes. Of course, this means Singh has been a creator on the platform for about a decade. And now, she is supported by nearly 15 million subscribers on YouTube and 9 million followers on Instagram.

That being said, Singh has retired her “Superwoman” title. In an Instagram post on Aug. 13, Singh reintroduced herself as “Lilly.”

“Based on a song by Lil Mo and Fabulous, I used to call myself Superwoman growing up because like any kid I wanted so badly to deal with life’s obstacles like a hero,” Singh wrote. “As I grew up, I held on to this belief that everyone could be their own superhero. Until this day I truly believe that we have all the tools we need to be our own saving grace.”

“It’s been heartwarming and empowering to hear people address me as Superwoman, a name I worked so hard to live up to,” she continued. “But today as I type this, as the person I’ve grown into, I feel even more empowered by the name Lilly. Lilly has become an even bigger hero than Superwoman on this journey through my life. Lilly encompasses everything it took to get to where I am… and it’s a place I’m proud to be.”

What is ‘A Little Late’ about?

Clearly, Singh has an authentic relationship with her fans. “I didn’t become very successful until I truly started to embrace all of my imperfections,” Singh told NBC News on Sept. 16. And it seems the host will continue to be her truest self when A Little Late airs on NBC. “I’m still so weird. I’m so weird,” Singh explained. “You’ll see it in the first episode: I’m weird.”

Meanwhile, the YouTuber-turned-host also revealed the content in A Little Late won’t be a far cry from her channel. “You can expect sketch comedy, some musical comedy, some great guests,” Singh said in a clip, per Us Weekly.

Nevertheless, the comedian is still managing to break barriers in late-night television. “There are a lot of obvious ways I’m different,” Singh continued in the clip. “I’m a woman. I’m a woman of color. I feel like this perspective we haven’t seen in the late-night space in for a long long time.”

Singh may be young in age, but she already has a career most people can only dream of. Regardless, the release A Little Late will add more diversity to the —- predominately white and male — late-night landscape. And honestly, it’s about time.

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