James Corden’s appeared on the March 6th Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Corden was witty, charming and genuine covering his upcoming projects and chatting with host Ross.
Horne & Corden
Ross had watched a preview of the show and revealed he and his kids had laughed a lot, but wondered if a sketch comedy was difficult. Corden revealed that it was because it was often times good and bad mixed together. Even his favorite sketch comedies Big Train and The Fast Show (known as Brilliant in the US) had sketches that weren’t great.
The pair joked that there was a lot of flesh – Corden promising the audience that it was really only in Episode 1 – followed by a clip from the show featuring Corden facing off with a burger stand owner.
Ross thinks Horne & Corden is destined to be a hit. The show premieres Tuesday 10 Mar at 10:30 on BBC3.
Gavin & Stacey
Not forgetting Corden’s other TV show, the duo next covered Gavin & Stacey. Corden and Ruth Jones are busily writing series 3, set for filming this summer. Plans are for six, 30-minute episodes. Corden also shared that it’s harder to write the show since both he and Jones are much busier than when they penned series 1.
Corden has filmed a sketch for Comic Relief as his character from Gavin & Stacey, Smithy. In it, Smithy lectures the England squad football team, including David Beckham. Corden talked about meeting Beckham – not knowing whether to shake his hand or kiss him. The Comic Relief special airs next Friday, 13 March on BBC1.
Lesbian Vampire Killers
Of course Corden’s other project with Mat Horne is the upcoming film Lesbian Vampire Killers. Corden revealed, in a quite humorous exchange with Ross, that the lesbian-thing doesn’t do it for him, “I’m annoyed they don’t want me involved.” He also stressed that despite the title, the film wasn’t gratuitous, but campy. Ross called it a great Friday night out and played the trailer. Lesbian Vampire Killers hits UK theaters 20 Mar.
Teenage Cancer Trust
Lastly, Ross asked about Corden and Horne’s upcoming appearance for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The lads are set to host an evening of comedy March 29th. Corden said it would be the first time they performed some of the characters from Horne and Corden live. You can enter to win free tickets from inthenews.co.uk.
This was Corden’s second appearance on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, having first appeared with Ruth Jones in November 2007.
See video from YouTube, while it lasts, after the jump.