END THE SPECULATION (MAYBE): According to The Wrap, CBS has selected its replacement for Craig Ferguson at The Late Late Show: British actor, writer, and comedian James Corden.
For those of you who just read the name “James Corden” and responded “Who?,” here’s a quick primer:
- He’s the creator of the critically-acclaimed British sitcom Gavin & Stacey
- He won a Tony Award in 2012 for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors
- [furiously scanning Wikipedia page for a third thing]
- OH! He was in the excellent Hulu comedy The Wrong Mans, which I’ve recommended on this very site a few times.
He’s also just 35 years old, making him the youngest of all the incoming major network late-night hosts by a full five years. And he’s a white male, so yup, still 5/5 there, too, I guess. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Here he is on The Graham Norton Show with Paul McCartney and Katy Perry. We are learning so much today.Subscribe to UPROXX