James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke videos on The Late Late Show are consistent viral hits — but will he run out of gas?
Corden touched on the topic at EW PopFest in Los Angeles Sunday (where he engaged the crowd in an Adele sing-along), sitting down with PEOPLE/EW editorial director Jess Cagle and EW Radio’s Kyle Anderson and Julia Cunningham to discuss his show.
“I have days when I think this might be the very thing I was born to do, and I have other days where I think, ‘Well, if that’s the case, it’s the very thing you’re born to do and you’ve done it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take one’s self out of your own comfort zone and do something else?” Corden said of his nightly CBS gig. “I’m very pleased that I don’t have to decide today [on the show’s future] because I don’t know if I’ll be able to. Right now, there is nowhere else I’d rather be than in this city, in this country, making this show. It’s not lost on me how lucky I am to be doing such a thing.”
In addition to The Late Late Show, which Corden hosts in Los Angeles, the Brit has also been the host of A League of Their Own, a UK comedic sports game show, since 2010. The program requires Corden to shoot in London for several weeks at a time. “My job is sort of the same: just being a professional idiot, really,” Corden said of the two gigs.
Despite the hectic schedule and constant traveling, the host with the most insisted it’s all good. “I consider it a real privilege to be tired,” he said. “You can either look at it positively and go, ‘Well, we get to go back to London for three weeks, which we’d never be able to do if that show wasn’t already contracted to do so, and we see our families and all those things, and it’s a show that I enjoy hosting,’ so I’m not one for complaining about being tired.”
He might want to keep that in mind for the next few months, because Corden doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. He’s currently turning Carpool Karaoke into a series for Apple, and developing a Drop the Mic series for TBS.
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