Fun on a Friday: He left us, but hasn’t forgotten us.

When it was announced that James Corden was taking over The Late Late Show I cried a little.

Why was I so verklempt?

Because when I saw Jimbo in One Man, Two Guvnors I remember thinking, “Mother humper, we found the next Nathan Lane.”

And then, Hollywood stole him right off of our stage.

But as you all know, when you have the theater in your blood, you can’t get it out.  And thankfully, Jimmy’s got enough of the good stuff coursing through his veins, and that means he may do us even more good from his new post than if had he stayed on the stage as an actor. (I call this the Obi-Wan Kenobi theory – Obi-Wan sacrificed himself so he could do more for Luke from the grave.)

And he’s already at it.

Just watch this hysterical example of the sketch he did on the show in the video below, featuring one of the most popular shows Broadway has ever produced.

Keep up the funny work, Jimmy, and as long as you keep talkin’ Broadway on the show for your millions of viewers (and you do a few cast appearances as well) I just might forgive you.  (Email subscribers, click here to view the vid.)

 




 

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