Seth Meyers, James Corden and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the stand-up comic and former Saturday Night Live cast member on Tuesday.
As the daytime titan prepares to step down after a swirl of controversy, a host of big names have been thrown into the mix as her successor.
It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS’s Conan O’Brien noted — for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try to make sense of them for their audiences. “Today feels very different,” O’Brien said Monday night. “It doesn’t feel right to talk about my feelings of sadness and anger. That truly feels inadequate and somehow wrong.”
Corden has signed a new contract that will keep him installed as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. His current contract, signed in 2014 when he was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson, was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.
James Corden is in advanced talks on a new multi-year deal with CBS that will keep him at the helm of The Late Late Show as host and executive producer. Sources said Corden’s camp has been in deal talks with CBS for some time. The previous deal that Corden inked when he came to the network from the U.K. in 2014 was set to expire at the end of the upcoming 2019-20 television season.
The Late Late Show host previously emceed Broadway’s biggest night in 2016.
Latenight hosts dedicated a portion of their Monday night shows to speak out about gun violence in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Jimmy Kimmel choked up in an emotional response to the deadly attack, while Seth Meyers had a pointed message for Congress.
A day after Jimmy Kimmel was set to host the Oscars for a second consecutive year, another latenight host is getting a return gig as frontman for a major trophy show. Late Late Show funnyman James Corden said at CBS’s upfront Wednesday that he will host the 2018 Grammy Awards.
The Emmy-nominated host talks about how he’s changing the genre, his hopes to be “your friend at the end of the day” and whether there’s such thing as too much “Carpool Karaoke.”
When CBS first announced that it had hired the relatively-unknown British actor James Corden to replace Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show, the general reaction — after, “Who?” — was, “Really, another white guy?” While Corden has by no means completely transformed the late night format, he has proven, in just his first two weeks on the air, that he is ready, willing and able to take some big risks. And so far, it’s paid off in more ways than one.
The new CBS latenight host is a Web video hit. Though James Corden started hosting the new show only last week, his YouTube channel has exhibited a surge in traffic over the last month.
Corden’s brief opening bypassed topical jokes, possibly a sign of his style and certainly because the show was recorded Sunday. Giggles punctuated his remarks, indicating opening-night jitters for the first-time TV host who replaced Craig Ferguson. Guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis joined the cause Monday. “I promise you we’re going to have fun on this show, and I promise you we’re going to do everything we can to put a smile on your face before, or let’s be honest, more likely whilst you fall asleep,” Corden pledged, earnestly.
He may be a star overseas, but James Corden is just starting to introduce himself to America as he takes over CBS’s Late Late Show tonight.
The British actor and writer is replacing Craig Ferguson on the CBS latenight show.
Today CBS officially named James Corden, a British actor, writer and producer, to succeed Craig Ferguson as host of the 12:35 a.m. program. Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS entertainment, called Corden “a rare entertainment force who combines irresistible charm, warmth and originality with a diverse range of creative instincts and performance talent.”