I’ll admit, I haven’t really checked out this James Corden fellow. I’m on a strict one-Britishlate-night-host a year-diet, and John Oliver’s once a week is enough for America to take… for now. That said, we’ll take his “carpool karaoke” series over Fallon’s “lip syncing” (seriously HOW is that entertainment!) ANY day. Especially when it’s with the national treasure, and apparent goofball, Stevie Wonder. Rarely do segments get funnier and funnier for a whole 10 minutes, no WONDER this was a joy to watch for these 4 reasons:
1. Stevie wants to drive. WTF, STEVIE! You don’t see a problem with that?
2. Stevie “watches” James Corden all the time with his wife. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, STEVIE! We just can’t see that happenin how you say it does 😉 .
3. Stevie is blind to the bs. Stevie, you’re trollin us hard, and it’s weird coz we don’t know when it’s appropriate to laugh at your blind jokes. Can we just always laugh WITCHU, Stevie? The only sound better than your laughter is your vocals, and also your ridiculous British accent. (no disrespect to that harmonica)
4. Stevie WILL NOT hear any of your harmonica. On this one, we’re witchu, Stevie. WHO do you THINK you are? Don’t touch that!
Stevie – JUST GO FOR IT, MAN! Whatever, you want! We’ll sing along and laugh away the superstition.
WHAT is that eternal garment Stevie has worn for as long as I can remember. It’s not a robe. It’s not a kimono. It’s not a Dashiki. It’s not an over-sized shirt. WHAT IS IT!
“So, George Bush – GREAT president, or the GREATEST president?” In the golden years of the Colbert Report,”Stephen ” the conservative, loud-mouthed, self proclaimed “truth-feeler” often asked his exasperated guests to answer that one simple question after the 5 minute mental roller coaster of their professional lives. Tonight, Stephen Colbert debuts to answer a more important question. Here are 4 reasons there is no wrong answer:
1. Breaking up the JIMMopoly:
Okay, that was slightly terrible, almost as terribly plastic as the content and context has become on the late night tip. The Jimmies are having a field day with ratings, thanks in part to curation for viral video viewership (say that fast 3 times).
When Letterman announced his retirement, he conceded in that old curmudgeon swagger we mentioned on his tribute. In a subsequent Rolling Stone interview he affirmed “I hear about things going viral and I think, ‘How do you do that?’ I think I’m the blockage in the plumbing.”
To date, top Jimmy is pummeling bottom Jimmy so hard in that department, that he went and created another show on a whole other network, and THAT is the #1 Show on THAT network. It’s an entire show where celebrities are lip-syncing other singer’s songs. -_- (I mean REALLY!? What’re we doin here?).
Executive Producer of The Tonight Show, Lorne Michaels now has his hands in creating SNL, subsequently Jimmy Fallon, and now grandfathering America’s karaoke machine. NO ONE MAN SHOULD HAVE ALL THAT
unfunny POWER! Since Colbert Report ended, my 10:30PM (Central) has been basically Charlie Rose only – into Seth Myers, when I’m not too busy hosting sexy parties. We shouldn’t have to choose between marginally funny, and topically informative and edgy late night. We can have both! We will, on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2. Jon Stewart is gone, Long Live Jon Stewart: Continue reading 4 Reasons To Be Excited 4 Colbert, The Greatest Night Show Host
This song is the archetype of what we had in mind when we started “Humpday Hymn”. Handclaps? Check. Repetitive refrain recalls? Present! Humming hymn here? HELL YES! All that and my addiction to alliteration (see: Monday Mood, Throwback Thursday, etc) of course. So, when Fallon closed the show with a folksy burly country boy shufflin around like some mix of Elvis and Mick Jagger, channel surfing stopped, and one couldn’t turn away. You won’t turn away either after the first 30 seconds, GUARANTEE it. Seeing as it is Humpday, and you’re halfway to the Weekend – GETCHU A DRINK, YOU S.O.B.!
Yesterday, we got wind of the evil of man that hunts lions for sport. The jackass who not only flew halfway across the world to skin, behead, and leave a lion carcass where it lay, but had done this ROUTINELY. We weren’t the only one. The manliest late night show host had no jokes, but disgust that we shared with the rest of the world. Here’s a sample of some folks who agree:
A monster, THAT’S WHO
WHOA… SHAROOON! ME-OW… or ROARRR, I guess.
3rd Base then?
AWWW now… this one just BROKE MY… AWW MAN.
Wait, what? We thought he was last seen with one of his wives. Anyways – that’s Jericho… his homebody for life, whose duty it now is to kill all his homeboy’s cubs, and make new ones with his old ladies. Life – right?
Come on, man. What does Cecil’s recreational activity have to do with him deserving to die just because some asshole felt like it that day?
Yikes… well… i mean… like…
You know when somebody says “I’m so mad, I could cry!”? Jimmy was as close to that as possible in this jokeless monologue. Watch and visit wildcru.org:
Update: Unfortunately the full monologue was removed by Jimmy Kimmel Live due to some “copyright” issue.
You know when a tune you and your friends dig comes on, and that one friend who took one semester of show-choir insists on belting along to Mariah Carey, like she can carry those notes all the way up to the mountain tops Mimi blows to “Touch My Body” from?
[Sidenote: Hey, JANET! THE STEREO IN THIS CAR ONLY GOES SO HIGH. MAYBE IF YOUR PARENTS LOVED YOU, THEY’D HAVE BOUGHT YOU AN SUV WITH A BETTER SPEAKER SYSTEM AS YOUR GRADUATION PRESENT. BUT, WE ALREADY ESTABLISHED THEY DON’T – JUDGING BY YOUR SORRY EXCUSE FOR A CAMERA PHONE – JUST LIKE WE DON’T LOVE YOUR OFF KEY BELTING. WOULD IT KILL YOU TO CARRY A SIMPLE HARMONY? YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO CHRISTINA AGUILERA ON US – NEITHER DID SHE, FOR THAT MATTER. SO YOU KNOW WHO SINGS THAT SONG? YEA, LET’S KEEP IT THAT WAY! ALSO, DON’T MISS THIS LEFT TURN, JANET! THANKS]
Well, Late Late Show Host James Corden has that moment from time to time, except when the passenger answers “Me” to the age-old “who sings this song” joke setup…well, you look like a dummy if you don’t let em go for it. Besides, if you’re actually driving Rod Stewart and Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye around… the only thing better than their music, is them ruining their music, right? Miguel, and Mark Ronson WHERE YALL AT?
2nd thought – skit proposal: insist they shut up because you really like this song… then ride around to awkward silence for 4 minutes… I’d watch that ALL DAY!
Late night show performances are a hit or miss. It’s the kind of thing you stay for if you like the act, but flip the channel to an old episode of Family Guy or Archer if the programming coordinator has their $hit together on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. But, last night – this Washington native blew the freakin roof off that studio! What might seem like an ordinary set if he was say “Skrillex” or some other dj was A LOT MORE impressive than meets the ear. HE WAS A ONE-MAN BAND
It’s one thing to play a bunch of instruments (14? psh, we’re not that impressed Beck). But, its a whole other thing to play them ALL within the breadth of a single performance with absolutely no assistance, and graciously grooving from one to another. This dude did the vocals (ON KEY – granted with effects). He had a drumset. NO, TWO drumsets! He had the keys! He had this steering wheel thing he turned that cried like a dolphin in ecstasy. He had this Wii Remote lookin do-hickey he waved in the air to reverb his restless voice! I mean, the guy was on FIRE! DIDN’T MISS A STEP! Not even when he showcased moves to put Jagger in his place. JUST WATCH AND TURNIP!