I watched James Corden’s debut on the Late Late Show last night and thought he did a fine job, especially for his first show. I remember how awkward and nervous Conan was during his first show as a late night host. Even Fallon was visibly nervous on his Tonight Show debut. Corden was relatively relaxed during his debut.
Alessandra Stanley is the NYT’s younger version of Maureen Dowd. That being said (ahem), the byline for her review of Corden’s debut reads:
James Corden will surely improve, but there is still no good explanation for why networks will not take a chance on a female or non-Caucasian star, Alessandra Stanley writes.
It must be quite something to view all of social reality in terms of what is, and is not, white and male.