A video has surfaced of James Corden failing to name a single cameraman from his own show in 2017 after being labeled “insulting” to restaurant staff.
Corden had invited fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel to the show in 2017 for a segment called Spill Your Guts.
It consisted of Kimmel asking Corden questions and Corden eating or drinking unsavory food if he didn’t answer.
“Name two of the cameramen in this room,” Kimmel asked in one portion.
“That’s a good question,” Corden giggled, before replying that “it was actually a different crew tonight” and reaching for a fish smoothie.
The video resurfaced on social media on Tuesday after Corden was publicly shamed for berating staff at New York hotspot Balthazar.
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This 2017 video shows James Corden giggling and saying “that’s a good question” when asked for the names of two of the cameramen on the set of his show The Late Late Show
Corden, who gets $36 million a year to host The Late Late Show on CBS, had fellow comedian Jimmy Kimmel invited to the show in 2017 for a segment titled Spill Your Guts.
TripAdvisor reviews from audience members of the show also paint a picture of a selfish host who doesn’t interact with the crowd unless the cameras are rolling.
Some said his show’s organizers deliberately placed unattractive people in the back of the studio, with one person claiming to have heard Corden say he “didn’t want to watch” an overweight man who had turned up for a recording.
An August 2021 review reads: ‘I managed to get in and was seated in the second row with my partner. Anyone overweight (of Corden’s stature or taller, shall we say) was sent to seats in the back.
“At one point, before things started, I actually heard James Corden say to one of his employees, ‘I don’t want to have to look at him,’ implying that they should move him to another seat.
“Not once did he interact with the crowd (volunteers!) without the cameras rolling. As fake and straight as they come.’
Another, written in March 2019 by a fan who had traveled from Kansas with their family, said, “If you’re going to pick a show, the Kimmel experience is WAY better than Corden.
“This includes all the staff (Corden folks just lined up and chatted to each other while the Kimmel staff were friendly and chatted to everyone in line)…
“I know this is Hollywood/LA, but this show and the atmosphere is over the top, shallow and stupid. Get over yourself.’
Damn reviews from audience members attending tapes of Corden’s show. Many said he didn’t interact with the crowd at all
Corden and his wife Julia dine at Scott’s in London’s Mayfair. One of Corden’s explosions was when Julia’s egg yolk omelet was served with a ‘little egg white’
Another said, “James pretended we weren’t even there, which was very discouraging.”
One fan who attended a recording of the show in September 2019 said: “I’ve always felt like James Corden was a people person, but the show made me feel different. Hardly any interaction with the audience.
“James appeared on stage and when he was done he left. I didn’t greet or thank the fans that shocked me [at].’
And another said: ‘James doesn’t really interact with the audience, he didn’t wave, acknowledge or even thank us when leaving the studio, which I think was a bit unnecessary.
The original post that shamed Corden: McNally described two incidents where Corden mistreated his staff
Keith McNally told fans and followers last night that Corden had called him to apologize “profusely” for the way he treated the restaurant’s staff. His ban was then revoked
“He’s clearly there to do his job and get out.
London-born restaurant owner Keith McNally who now runs some of New York’s most exclusive hot spots
Corden was temporarily suspended by Balthazar owner Keith McNally over two incidents where he “abused” the waitstaff.
One was finding a hair in his food and the other was about his wife’s egg yolk omelette.
Corden has since apologized to McNally, but not to the waiters he “screamed” at.
He made no public statement and representatives from The Late Late Show did not immediately respond to questions.
Many say that McNally forgave him too soon and they would have banned him permanently.
Some accused Corden of apologizing only because he was caught, not because he was truly sorry.