James Corden proves he’s late night’s most daring host

James Corden (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
James Corden (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images) /

James Corden has put his body on the line a few times for The Late Late Show.

Hosting a late night television seems like a pretty safe and cushy job. You get out in front of a crowd, tell some jokes, talk to the most famous people in the world, and maybe play a game or two. But as James Corden has shown, sometimes things can get a little more dangerous.

To be fair, late night hosts take risks in their own way. For Jimmy Kimmel, it means getting passionate about the issues he cares about. For Stephen Colbert, it is pushing the envelope on CBS censors. And for Conan O’Brien, it is pushing his producer Jordan Schlansky to the edge any chance he gets.

It shouldn’t surprise too many late night fans to hear that the Late Late Show host isn’t shy about taking a risk or two either. “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” is a perfect example of Corden putting comedy before his own health.

But eating strange animal parts or disgusting smoothie sounds like a cakewalk compared to the other things Corden has done on The Late Late Show. Corden’s team put together this entertaining and exciting recap of five times the host put his body in jeopardy:

Big name stars were by James Corden’s side while facing down danger.

More often than not, Corden was living dangerously alongside a celebrity. That probably made things a little less nerve-wracking for the comedian. Or, it just ramped up the pressure to make it out to the other side in one piece.

Travis Pastrana, Will Ferrell, LL Cool J, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Banks, and Tom Cruise all helped push Corden out of his safety zone and put his body in jeopardy. Nothing quite tops skydiving with Cruise, even if Corden had a bit of a round landing.

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