Late Night Just Got Funnier Because James Corden Announced He'll Be Leaving It

Nick Kangadis | April 29, 2022
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The year 2023 could see a comeback of funny if more late night propaganda hosts decide to step away from the pre-approved limelight.

Late night looks to be getting a little funnier in 2023 after British late night host James Corden announced on Thursday that he’ll be leaving “The Late Late Show” in the “hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.”

“This will be my last year hosting the show,” Corden said. “When I started this journey, it was always going to be just that. It was going to be a journey, an adventure. I never saw it as my final destination, you know? And I never want this show to overstay its welcome in any way. I always want to love making it. And I really think in a year from now that will be a good time to move on and see what else might be out there.”

Such a shame. Who will be there to fawn over more talented people singing in a car or more talented people out-singing him in a karaoke battle? To be fair, yours truly has enjoyed a YouTube clip or two from Corden's show, but it was the "talent" he was with that drew you in, not Corden himself. 

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“The Late Late Show” decided to be a show of celebrity worship rather than a comedy show that interviewed celebrities as well — you know, a traditional late night talk show.

President and CEO of CBS George Cheeks heaped praise on Corden for being possibly the most milquetoast late night host in the history of comedy.

“Seven years ago, James Corden came to the U.S. and took television by storm, with huge creative and comedic swings that resonated in a big way with viewers on-air and online,” Cheeks told The Hill. “We wish he could stay longer, but we are very proud he made CBS his American home and that this partnership will extend one more season on ‘The Late Late Show.’”

Of course the head of a network would absolutely gush over a late night host that’s easily controllable and so unoriginal that the writers for the show could literally do whatever they like with him.

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