He’s made no secret over the past few months about his mounting fears over his Late Late Show debut, but it would seem that James Corden had nothing to worry about.
The 36-year-old comedian’s debut has been lauded by critics and viewers alike following transmission last night.
James managed to lure in several big name celebs for a series of pre-recorded skits including Meryl Streep, Simon Cowell, Eddie Redmayne and Shia LaBoeuf, as well as landing Mila Kunis and Tom Hanks as his first guests.
Not too shabby.
And it would seem that his high profile friends and endearing style won over viewers:
In fact, according to research conducted by Oxford University, Corden received an incredible 88% positive feedback on Twitter, according to advanced social media analysis software TheySay.
The Gavin & Stacey star also impressed the critics, with Brian Lowry of Variety saying: “Corden comes across as natural and likable, including the self-effacing little song with which he closed the show.
“Over time, though, a late night host needs a pretty formidable bag of tricks to weather those nights when the guests aren’t at the marquee level the bookers were able to deliver for this first week.”
Tim Goodman for The Hollywood Reporter also praised the host, saying: ‘He’s different… Corden doesn’t put a layer of cool between him and the viewer (or his guests). It’s a welcome trait, one that should put guests at ease.’
‘The debut night’s standout moment by far, however, was the idea of having Hanks and Corden act out bits from a string of Hanks films… It was very funny, very creative and played to Corden’s strengths as a multi-talented performer.”
Well done, James!
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