A Little Late with Lilly Singh

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Popular YouTube celeb hosts fun, edgy late-night talk show.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 10 reviews

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Positive Messages

It's celebrity focused, but common themes pertain to inclusion, including race, ethnicity, gender. Activism is also discussed. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Lilly Singh is the first woman of Indian heritage to host a late-night talk show in the United States. She uses her show to underscore social inequalities, and advocates for racial, ethnic, and gender inclusion. 


Subtle references to police misconduct, especially against people of color. 


Strong innuendo and crude humor, including references to genitals, sexual acts, and risqué topics. Sex toys are blurred. There are lots of references relating to her bisexuality. Sexy photos of celebrities are sometimes shown. 


Words like "pissed," "hell," etc. are used. Curses are bleeped. 


Guests promote their TV shows, films, podcasts, and music. Starbucks is a sponsor of the show, and the logos are sometimes visible in the show's promotional shorts. On occasion Apple logos are covered, but still obviously visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

References to drinking are common. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that A Little Late with Lilly Singh is a late-night talk show featuring Canadian YouTube celeb Lilly Singh. Like most talk shows, it has some sexual innuendo and crude references, but interviews often go deeper, addressing issues like racism and racial violence, and sexuality. There's some strong language; words like "pissed," "hell," etc., are used, but actual curses are bleeped. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTheBoulder October 25, 2019

Inconsistent in

As a POC, this is probably the most annoying type of "woke comedy". She ties her identity in her humor so much, that if you don't give an awkward... Continue reading
Adult Written byJust Another Jo... June 14, 2020

Unfunny, Racist and way too scripted

The show is filled with unfunny jokes and Lilly is incredibly racist against white straight males and everything feels way to forced which just makes the show b... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bypartyrockers October 1, 2019


Long story short, it’s boring and repetitive. Every joke is basically along the lines of “Haha, look at me! I’m not a straight white male!” I fall under all of... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byAniyahwhowrites September 29, 2019

What's the story?

A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH is a late-night talk show hosted by YouTube celebrity Lilly Singh. The Canadian actress and comedian interviews a wide range of celebrities, including folks like Mindy Kaling, Kenan Thompson, and Raine Wilson. The show also features funny sketches between interviews, some of which are prerecorded, and some other surprising moments. 

Is it any good?

The lighthearted late-night talk show series features Lilly Singh showcasing the trademark edgy humor her YouTube channel is known for. Her high energy makes interviews interesting, even if the humor occasionally falls flat. While she notes that she does not want to get into political discussions, her monologues, jokes, and interviews often make references to the lack of racial, ethnic, and gender inclusion in society, as well as more subtle, but comical, references to white, and often male, privilege.

The best part of the show are the bits that feature Singh playing different characters, which underscores her dramatic talent. There's a lot packed into each 30-minute episode, so if you like late-night fare, A Little Late with Lilly Singh might just offer you enough entertaining moments to keep you awake. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different ways potentially controversial topics, including race, sexuality, and others, are discussed in the media. Is humor an effective device to use in order to examine these topics on on TV? Why or why not?

  • Do you think A Little Late with Lilly Singh is a groundbreaking show? Why or why not?

TV details

  • Premiere date: September 16, 2019
  • Cast: Lilly Singh
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Variety Show
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: January 14, 2021

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