James Cor­den


The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On Tap -

As you take “The Late Late Show With James Cor­den” back to your na­tive Eng­land for a week, what are your thoughts about hav­ing the show in a place to do that? I didn’t know that Nina Tassler – who was the pres­i­dent of CBS at the time – had seen me in that play (“One Man, Two Gu­vnors,” which earned Cor­den a Tony Award) and, un­be­knownst to me, set about get­ting me to do some­thing on that net­work. And here I am host­ing this tele­vi­sion show every day, which is some­thing I never thought I’d be do­ing. When you took the show to Eng­land last sum­mer, a ma­jor high­light was your “Car­pool Karaoke” with Sir Paul McCart­ney. How do you look back at that now? The re­sponse to it has been like noth­ing I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced, re­ally ... that it would mean so much to peo­ple. Al­most every day, some­one will men­tion it to me. It’s a tes­ta­ment to him and what his mu­sic means to peo­ple, the history they have with him and those songs. To go back to the place where it all started, it re­ally was the truest rep­re­sen­ta­tion of what that seg­ment could be, I think. As talk of your po­ten­tial re-up­ping for “The Late Late Show” for sev­eral more years has be­come public, what’s your feel­ing about con­tin­u­ing with it? I en­joy the cre­ativ­ity of it. I’m very for­tu­nate to work with re­ally tal­ented and pas­sion­ate peo­ple, and we’re a small group com­pared to lots of other shows. We al­ways want to try to just make a true va­ri­ety show every day, and no day is the same. That’s sort of our mantra, re­ally. We al­ways just think, “Well, what’s a fun thing to do?”

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