Before taking over as host for The Late Late Show, James Corden already had a pretty stable stage career. In 2012, the actor won a Tony Award for his performance as Francis Henshall in One Man, Two Guvnors. Two years later, he appeared in the big-screen musical adaptation of Into The Woods. Since taking over the late night host gig left empty by Craig Ferguson, Corden has presented plenty of musical segments where he’s been able to show off his vocal talents.
On Friday, the man joined Stephen Colbert on The Late Show and, of course, they broke out into song. Both of these men have a known background in musical theater — previously breaking out into a Christmas tune when last they met — and ended up delivering a cute rendition of the Al Jolson classic “Me & My Shadow.”
Urging his viewers to stick around for The Late Late Show, Colbert ended Friday night’s episode on a high note by bringing an updated version that feels reminiscent of this Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. performance.
For some reason, though, whenever I hear this song, I always think of battling little people…
Music really IS a universal language!