Please enjoy John Mulaney's absolute terror at the notion of meeting J.J. Bittenbinder again

Last night, James Corden hosted both Zooey Deschanel and John Mulaney in a double interview, and the two guests were able to generate some unforced banter despite the intensity of the format. Deschanel gets in a good anecdote about being part of a creepy “youth pageant,” but Mulaney gets a lot of the best bits, saying…

Seth Rogen, Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani and more will bring the Hilarity For Charity on Netflix

Seth and Lauren Rogen’s altruistic variety special, Hilarity For Charity, is coming to Netflix for the first time in its six-year history. The streaming platform and the Future Man executive producer announced the collaboration today along with a stacked lineup. The indefatigable Tiffany Haddish has secured a spot in…

James Corden dances backup for Taylor Swift, terrorizes a bunch of other pop stars

Because we all used to be with it, but then they changed what “it” was, it’s okay to not be in the know as to the current crop of pop stars. That’s one of the reasons this segment from James Corden’s Late Late Show is so helpful; in it, Corden takes over as the general manager of Inglewood’s The Forum for its…

How many different ways can Kristen Wiig mispronounce "hallelujah"?

Presumably in an attempt to capture some of the magic of last year’s performance of the Leonard Cohen classic by Kate McKinnon on SNL, Late Late Show host James Corden and guest Kristen Wiig recently tried their hand at a duet of “Hallelujah.” The solemn and reverent performance started out all right, until they hit…

Late-night hosts call bullshit on the GOP and NRA and decide now is exactly the time to talk about gun violence

The night after the day of the (current) worst mass shooting in American history is a tough fucking room if you’re doing a late-night comedy show. Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Seth Meyers on Late Night, and the hosts of The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and …

The Emoji Movie is Inside Out crossed with a Sony commercial and dunked in toxic ooze

Art can spring from many motivations. According to director Tony Leondis, The Emoji Movie is “personal.” Central character Gene (T.J. Miller), the inexplicably named “meh” emoji, must go on a journey of self-discovery and learn to accept himself, which chimes with Leondis’s own childhood, growing up gay in a…

James Corden praises the “strong, proud, caring” people of Manchester after attack

On last night’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden delivered a short monologue dedicated to the people of Manchester, England following news of the deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. When Corden recorded the message after the taping of his show, details of the incident were still…

David Oyelowo will never recover from Bob Odenkirk’s Carpool Karaoke audition, and neither will you

The promotional tour for Bob Odenkirk’s new Netflix film, Girlfriend’s Day, is bearing a surprising amount of comedic fruit for the one-time Mr. Show co-star and current Better Call Saul lead. His Late Show stop found him impersonating host Stephen Colbert in a fake clip for The Late Show: The Movie, while his…

Metallica, John Legend, and more will perform at this year’s Grammys

With James Corden taking over for LL Cool J as host (thereby bringing the era of “Big Ole Butt” jokes to a close), the Grammys have just announced which musical acts he’ll bring to the stage. The first round of performers have just been named via press release, and they include Metallica, John Legend, Carrie Underwood…