After Trailblazing First Season, Singh to Debut Original Late-Night Format (Goodbye Host Desk!) for Upcoming Season
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2020 – “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” is set to kick off its highly anticipated second season on Monday, Jan. 11 at 1:35 a.m. on NBC and across digital platforms.
The late-night series heads into its sophomore season with an all-new look as Lilly showcases her signature authenticity, observational comedy and creative talents as host. The upcoming season will feature a fresh mix of sketch comedy, interviews and Lilly’s unique take on current events and pop culture. The show will also go behind the scenes, letting her audiences into the creative process and seeing how Lilly and her team brings the show to life.
“During the first season of ‘A Little Late,’ I was thrust into a whole new world that admittedly consisted of 90% learning and 10% being creative,” Singh said. “For this second round, I know the ropes and plan to bring more of my creativity to the table. It’s time to get goofy, be imperfect and bring my full authentic self to late night.”
The writing staff will include head writer Chelsea Davison, plus staff writers Vannessa Jackson, Sabeeh Jameel, Romen Borsellino, Nimesh Patel, Nelu Handa and Natasha Vaynblat.In other staff announcements, the show will be executive produced by showrunner Neil Punsalan. Most recently Punsalan was showrunner and director of the Comedy Central series “Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson,” “No Script with Marshawn Lynch” on Facebook Watch, and the sketch show “Friends of the People” on truTV. On behalf of Unicorn Island Productions, Polly Auritt will also Executive Produce. Auritt was an executive producer of Peacock’s “Sketchy Times with Lilly Singh” and a co-executive producer on the first season of “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.” She has worked on more than 25 produced series, including MTV’s “The Shannara Chronicles” and “Faking It.”
Swapping out a traditional stage for a Los Angeles-based house as the show’s location will give Lilly more space to break the rules and embrace imperfection. Without the constraints of a typical studio, “A Little Late” will be spontaneous and unfiltered, bringing a funhouse vibe to the 1:35 a.m. timeslot.
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will be produced by Universal Television and Unicorn Island Productions. Singh, Punsalan and Auritt will executive produce and Chelsea Davison will co-executive produce.
Kevin Castech, Kevin.Castech@nbcuni.com