James Corden is a biscuit. And not just because he’s — as he so claims — “90% biscuit.” It’s because he’s an adorable nugget of a human just bursting at the seams with aww shucksy enthusiasm and unbridled British giggles. And he was also a total peach when he stopped by his soon-to-be new home, The Late Late Show, in order to introduce himself to the series’ outgoing host, Craig Ferguson. In fact we’d go so far as to call him the new King of Cute in Late Night — but also that might be something he’d really rather not have us say for fear of it sticking. Oh well.
Still! There’s no denying just how adorable Corden’s nerves were when faced with throwing to commercial by himself (spoiler alert: he did so quite well), or when our beloved CraigyFerg went to bat for Corden against the evil Internet meanies (seriously how could anyone have anything negative to say about Stormageddon’s dad? To say nothing of that FACE!). See? There’s no bad blood here — even if Corden IS English.
It’s hard to say goodbye to Ferguson, who’s off-the-cuff interview sensibility has very frequently produced some truly terrific stuff, but dag nabit if that wee li’l Corden doesn’t feel like a delightful injection of something fun and wildly different from both his predecessor and his would-be competitor, Seth Meyers. We’re charmed, OK? We admit it!
So: James Corden’s iteration of The Late Late Show premieres on March 9th. Ferguson is actually shooting his final two episodes today (Thursday), the last of which — featuring an episode-long interview with Jay Leno — will air on Friday.
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