"But I do think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman also to get a show".
Singh is best known for her YouTube channel which has 14 million subscribers where she writes, produces and stars in comedic and inspirational videos.
"A Little Late" will feature Singh conducting in-studio interviews, as well as feature pre-taped comedy sketches and other "signature elements".
Singh will announce her new gig on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight (see preview clip above).
Singh took to Twitter to gush about her new job calling it a "dream come true". "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild".
Singh also shared the news on Instagram writing, "I can't even believe I am writing this caption". I'm so grateful and overwhelmed to be joining this incredible family. "This has been SO long in the making and I'm so happy I can finally share this with you". She has appeared on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment list, Fast Company's Most Creative People list and Time called her one of the most influential people on the Internet.
It means a very late start for Singh, who will become the only female late-night host on network television, as she'll sign on at 1:35 a.m. ET after "Late Night with Seth Meyers".
The comedian, who hails from Scarborough, Ont., is taking over from Carson Daly on NBC. As an actress, she appeared in HBO's Fahrenheit 451, opposite Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan, and has co-starred in Bad Moms and Ice Age: Collision Course. But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers ... "No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same x".