Watch James Corden forget names of his own staff in resurfaced clip
A resurfaced clip from CBS’ “The Late Late Show” has fans wondering if host — and notoriously “abusive customer” — James Corden might make for an abusive boss, too.
Journalist Sam Stryker dug up a clip on Twitter from a 2016 episode of the show in which Corden, 44, and fellow late-night host, Jimmy Kimmel, 54, played a round of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts.
“Obviously those stories are anecdotal but I found it so telling when Corden couldn’t name any of his cameramen during a segment on his own show. These are the guys who he owes his image + livelihood to!” Stryker tweeted.
Corden’s segment is simple: He and his guests either answer personal questions, or opt to eat disgusting dishes, such as a bull penis or a fish smoothie.
During Kimmel’s turn, he asked the Carpool Karaoke king to “Name two of the cameramen in this room.”
The pair both laughed as Corden stalled.
“That is a great question,” he said before taking a gander around his set. “It’s a different crew tonight, actually,” Corden tried, joking.
Ultimately, he was forced to take a sip of a fish smoothie as he couldn’t name any crew members.
However, a year later during a Q&A segment with his audience, the “Into the Woods” alum and his crew seemingly poked fun at his blunder. Two crowd members — who work for the show — gave Corden another chance to name two cameramen.
“Their names?” the comedian repeated. “Well, that’s easy. That’s … Sebastian.”
“No, it’s Brian,” the cameraman responded.
“Well, Brian is short for Sebastian in England,” Corden joked.
When Corden was then asked to name a second cameraman, he replied, “We actually have a nickname for each other. We call each other ‘Big Boy.’”
“Help me out because your contract is up soon,” he added.
Corden then launched into a scripted rant, jokingly calling the “irrelevant” cameramen “monkeys” as the crew members pretended to leave the stage.
Callbacks to these clips come after New York City restaurateur Keith McNally publicly banned Corden from his highly acclaimed restaurant, Balthazar, on Monday — calling the “gifted comedian” a “tiny cretin of a man” for repeatedly mistreating servers. And McNally’s isn’t the only wait staff who take issues with Corden.
Said one alleged restaurant worker in response to Stryker’s tweet: “The list of celebrities I’ve waited on throughout my years working in OC at the ritz, and other high end places is vast. Most celebrities are nice, some are bad tippers. However, there are a few celebrities that really take the cake, James is 1. So rude!”
By Monday night, McNally made another Instagram post alleging that Corden had called him and “apologized profusely” for his actions.
For that, McNally wrote, Corden was welcome back to the establishment. “All is forgiven.”
Corden has yet to publicly address McNally’s allegations; The Post has once again reached out to his reps as well as “The Late Late Show” for comment.
The British actor’s spicy attitude has been rumored among civilians and celebrities alike, including comedian Eric Andre, who evoked Corden’s name during a discussion with Vanity Fair about what it takes to get “cancelled” in the media. Said the “Bad Trip” actor, “James Corden is f–ked if [being mean is] the only criteria to get called out.”
In 2020, Corden revealed his struggle with anger that began during his time on the hit UK series “Gavin & Stacey” in the late 2000s. He attributed his bad behavior to “that first flush of fame” in a New Yorker interview.
“I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am,” he said.