James Corden
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James
Corden

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James Corden has helped give CBS’ “The Late Late Show” a multiplatform facelift, thanks to his knack for crafting comic skits tailor-made for the digital era. By building a brand of bite-sized sketches ready to be consumed and shared online, Corden has revitalized the late-night slot while using it as a launching pad for his fast-rising star.

A versatile talent who can sing, dance, and ad-lib with mercurial speed, the British comic has proven to be a fast study since storming American shores. His comedy skits have not only transformed “The Late Late Show” into a viral phenomenon, but they’ve spawned a lucrative market for the likes of his iconic “Carpool Karaoke,” which will launch as a 16-episode series for Apple Music.

Born in London, England, Corden was an accomplished stage actor who became a British TV sensation as the co-creator and star of the hit BBC series “Gavin & Stacey.” He first made his mark in America with a pair of Tony Awards, first in 2006 when “The History Boys” won Best Play and the second in 2012 when he himself won Best Actor for “One Man, Two Guvnors.” He would go on to host the Tonys, and pick up an Emmy nomination for writing. His first major Hollywood role came in the musical film “Into the Woods.” Corden became the host of “The Late Late Show” in 2015.

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  • BEGIN AGAIN
  • US & THEM FKA FRIENDS & FAMILY AKA GAVIN & STACEY AKA GAVIN AND STACEY
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Watch the Foo Fighters' Raucous 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden

Watch the Foo Fighters' Raucous 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden

It’s hard not to get the feeling that a big part of the Foo Fighters’ ongoing popularity is the fact that it looks like it'd be so much fun to hang out with them, and their “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden does nothing to dispel that notion. As usual, the host and the artist drive around L.A. singing songs like "The Best of You" and "Learn to Fly" at top volume — in this case you get the added bonus...

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