James Corden Is Leaving The Late Late Show – Here’s Who Should Replace Him
James Corden will leave the Late Late Show in 2023. So I got me thiking about who I would like to see replace him
James Corden, the affable British entertainer, is leaving CBS’s Late Late Show in 2023. The announcement shocked the entertainment world as many believed Corden would stay due to the popularity of his show.
James Corden, who has hosted “The Late Late Show” since 2015, will leave the CBS show next year. Signature bits like “Carpool Karaoke” made him an overnight star. https://t.co/Hp312uEQwO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 28, 2022
Corden was most well-known for his show’s delightful Carpool Karaoke segment, where he sang along while driving around some of the world’s best musical artists. My personal favorite is when he drove Sir Paul McCartney around Liverpool.
But late-night TV isn’t what it used to be, and Corden is talented enough to return to movies and Broadway musicals. His departure has us wondering, who will replace James Corden?
Who Should Replace James Corden?
I bet CBS already has someone safe (and probably unfunny) in mind. Still, I have prepared the following list of up-and-coming comedians who would probably do a much better job than whoever CBS ends up picking. These talented comics could take the show into a less musical and celebrity-obsessed realm. Most of these are the longest of long shots, but if you see that somehow CBS ends up picking one of them, then you’ll know that, against all odds, they made the right choise..
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Christina P is a great stand-up and podcast host who has successfully built her own empire with her husband and fellow comedian Tom Segura. She is a funny comedian, and she’s also a mom. Wouldn’t that be a welcome change to the male-dominated late-night scene?
Bowling is definitely the most positive thing that happens in an alley
— mark normand (@marknorm) April 25, 2022
Normand certainly isn’t a safe choice and has some tweets and podcast takes that some crowds will probably get him canceled as soon as he makes it big. But he’s probably one of the funniest stand-ups going right now and is a phenomenal joke writer.
— mark normand (@marknorm) April 1, 2022
Just spoke to President Xi. The people screaming in the buildings were joking and making a YouTube video. It’s funny and I feel better.
— Tim Dillon (@TimJDillon) April 11, 2022
An absolute zero percent chance this happens. Tim Dillon is one of the most successful podcast hosts on Patreon (where he makes over $220,000 a month). But he is a top stand-up. While the money would be marginally better, boxing Dillon in on a network show likely wouldn’t work. Or it might just make late-night TV must-watch again.
You could have the most original voice since Conan doing bonkers skits like this.
Twitter Makes Suggestions
Twitter users had a few good ideas on who should host the Late Late Show.
How about absurdist gonzo-style comedian Eric Andre?
Eric Andre should replace James Corden right now.
— Dave (@DScoul) April 29, 2022
Or Comedian Tiffany Haddish?
Tiffany Haddish to replace James.
— Rocky Lum (@RockyLum) April 28, 2022
Who Will Replace James Corden?
There will be a lot of pressure for CBS to pick someone who is not a white man. There are already a few late-night hosts who fit the mold, like NBC’s Amber Ruffin or ABC’s Lily Singh. With today’s polarized climate, I doubt anyone will be picked who checks every box for everyone.
Who would you like to see replace James Corden? Let us know in the comment below.