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BRITISH COMEDIAN TO TAKE OVER LATE, LATE SHOW

September 9, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS has decided to stick with a British-born comic to host its The Late Late Show next year. The network announced on Monday that actor-comedian James Corden, who was born in Buckinghamshire, England, will replace Craig Ferguson, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Corden, who is virtually unknown in the U.S., is well-known in the U.K., where he co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in the hit sitcom Gavin and Stacey. "We looked at many and diverse candidates and he just blew us away," CBS President Nina Tassler told the New York Times, which noted that the network had again "passed over every female comic in the business to add another man to the long roster of late-night stars." While there have been more ups in Corden’s career than downs, he has known spectacular failure. He co-starred in the British comedy Lesbian Vampire Killers in 2009, which he himself later said would have been too harsh a punishments for prisoners at Guantánamo Bay to be forced to watch.