After eight years as the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden walked away from the role this week, with his final episode airing on Thursday, April 27.
Corden has become a popular subject of internet criticism in recent years — some deserved, some not — which has resulted in most pop culture fans being quite glad to see him go.
During Corden’s last episode, though, the 44-year-old Englishman actually included an amusing Avengers-inspired bit that saw him not only link up with the rest of the A-list late-night TV hosts but also display some self-depreciation, as he poked fun at the fact he heavily relies on musical skits and that the only bit from his show worth anything is “Carpool Karaoke”.
Featuring The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live! host Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night host Seth Meyers, and former late-night TV icon David Letterman, the sketch depicts a “nightmare” in which they all show up at Corden’s house to negotiate the terms of his exit from the business.
In recent years, Corden courted controversy for a variety of reasons, such as his Cinderella-themed flashmob that backed-up Los Angeles traffic, or his reported rudeness to New York City restaurant staff.
As for what projects Corden will embark on in the coming years, he’s yet to currently comment on what he’ll do next. In addition to hosting The Late Late Show, Corden has also acted in films such as Into The Woods, Ocean’s 8, Yesterday, Cats, The Prom, and Cinderella. He’s also done voice work in films such as Trolls, The Emoji Movie, Peter Rabbit, Smallfoot, Trolls World Tour, and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.