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A Little Late with Lilly Singh

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
A Little Late with Lilly Singh TV Poster Image
Popular YouTube celeb hosts fun, edgy late-night talk show.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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. 

Violence

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

Sex

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. 

Language

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

Consumerism

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 byACymbaluk October 4, 2019

Honesty with a laugh

Lilly shows kids of all backgrounds just how far hard work can get you. Her decision to not talk about politics makes this show suitable for younger viewers.
Adult Written bynseo97 October 2, 2019

A little late to comment, but felt this was important enough for one.

Lilly's sense of humor has not always been one I connected with. But I believe that having her ideas bounced off of a room full of other brains is further... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byAnormalbeing September 29, 2019

Very bad

Its not for kids. Its not for adults, either. Its boring and pretty much revolves around the same jokes and .. I don't know.
Teen, 13 years old Written byS10043873 October 12, 2019

Cool

I think this is a great show because she is such a strong role model her. YouTube channel was so good so I expected a lot from the show and it delivered

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: September 23, 2019

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