Lilly Singh on being ‘the only female in the late-night juggernaut world’

Mumbai: Indian-Canadian comedian Lilly Singh says her journey towards becoming the first female late-night show host was really a journey to be her authentic self.

“It’s exciting and its humbling because it’s a huge honour to be the first of anything. I would be lying if I said that it didn’t come with a lot of pressure, a lot of critique and trying to meet people’s expectations,” said Lilly, who shot to fame with her show, A Little Late With Lilly Singh.

Lilly’s contention came on The Drew Barrymore Show, when host Barrymore observed: “You have really built your career in many ways on your own and on your own terms. You are the only female in the late-night juggernaut world.”

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“For me it’s just been a journey to be my authentic self, doing what I think serves me and my audience best and learning about a whole new world. It’s a lot of everything,” the comedian said on the show that airs in India on Zee Cafe.

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