Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and ...
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own chat show, which includes chatting to A-list celebrities, the very famous Red Chair game, live music, lots of jokes and fun from Graham and the celebrities themselves.
Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.
Josh Robert Thompson
Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and the house band provide original, improvised music throughout the show. Since Corden took the reigns as host in March 2015, he has quickly become known for generating buzzworthy viral videos such as Carpool Karaoke.
Not commonly known is that the Carpool Karaoke sketch that became a huge hit on his late show did not actually originate there. Corden attributes the inspiration for this to singer George Michael who on an episode of the UK's "Comic Relief" (2011) joined Corden for an in-car singalong of a medley of Wham! hits like "Baby, I'm You Man". For the debut of Carpool Karaoke on Corden's American Late Late Show, singer Mariah Carey was the first guest to agree to the experience (March 2015). See more »
I wasn't sure what to expect from this show so I went into and through the first week of shows with an open mind and a clean slate. I think I've seen James Corden in another show or doing stand-up on TV previously but I can't quite place him, which means he must have been neither great nor awful.
The problem with this show is, it is awful. Consistently and unfailingly awful.
Corden himself seems likable enough and is decent in his interactions with the guests (although he's a little stiff, which should clear up as time passes and he gets more comfortable). But he's just not very funny.
Most of all, the writing is not funny at all. I'm not sure how much of it is his own stuff and how much of it is written by other people, but it's really terrible. The stuff that is even somewhat passable is obviously borrowed from other, more successful late night and sketch shows. The stuff that isn't derivative is just plain atrocious, and there's a lot of this material every single episode. I'm not sure why when they have such top notch guests. These sketches are painful to watch.
Give it a rest or this show is going to end up canceled, I don't know anyone who is enjoying this stuff so far. We will give it one more week and then I'm not watching it again. Here's hoping you find your way, Mr. Corden!
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