Horne + Corden talk “Horne & Corden”


A spate of new interviews and nuggets has peppered the Internet in advance of the premiere of Horne & Corden Tuesday night. The new sketch comedy begins it’s six-episode run March 10th, 10:30pm on BBC3. We thought we’d pull together some of the best  coverage, including our own past posts.

In the descriptive if plainly titled, “James Corden and Mathew Horne: Interview,” the Telegraph takes a broad view of the comedic duo, ranging from the upcoming Horne & Corden to Lesbian Vampire Killers (in theaters 20 Mar) to their recent stint hosting the 2009 BRIT Awards with Kylie Minogue. They also talk about their boys’ friendship, including recent birthday gifts (a MacBook from Horne to Corden and an Alexander McQueen suitcase from Corden to Horne). And, of course, coverage of the upcoming show itself, including it’s self-proclaimed status as the most “gay friendly” around.

Over at the Times Online, “Horne & Corden take on the world” starts with the duo’s meteoric rise to fame on the success of Gavin & Stacey. It was on the set where the two started goofing around and pulling together the nuggets of the sketches and characters that make up Horne and Corden today. Says Corden on the genesis of the sketch show, “We realised the crew on Gavin & Stacey were quoting some of our gags, so we thought: shall we see?” The interview also ranges into the troubles of fame and how the boys are handling their new found success. Corden reveals he definitely felt some tension from other comics (he thinks because he and Horne hadn’t “paid their dues”) backstage at the Secret Policeman’s Ball.

‘It’s not my fault I’ve got a Bafta,’ Corden says plaintively. ‘No, sorry, I didn’t mean that.’

He waits for a perfect beat. ‘I meant Baftas.'”

Horne & Corden premieres tonight at 10:30 on BBC3. If you can’t wait that long, check out our prior coverage:

or check out our complete Horne & Corden coverage.

SOURCE: Time Online; “Horne & Corden take on the world;” Armstrong, Staphen; 9 Mar 2009

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  1. Jon
    March 10, 2009 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Additional coverage this morning.

    You can check out a quick profile, “We love comedy: Horne & Corden” over at The Mirror, which offers mixed reviews of the show.

    Then there’s “Is this the death of the TV comedy sketch show?” from The Guardian. This article talks about Horne & Corden within the context of comedy trends and traditional pathways to comic success. And while it starts as a Horne & Corden article, it quickly masquerades into a dissertation on the future of comedy.

  2. Sindy
    March 11, 2009 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Bad review for Horne and Corden on on the box’s site- they did-not-likee it……


    Haha funny photoshopped comparison betwen James and the pillsbury dough boy!

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