Originally, James Corden was supposed to take over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson on Mar. 9th, but CBS has opted to move the start date two weeks back to Mar. 23rd.
We’re not sure the exact reasoning behind that, but, perhaps, it might have something to do with getting the one and only Reggie Watts, who is the current bandleader on Comedy Bang! Bang! at IFC, to come over to pair up with Corden.
At first, we thought that he might split his time between the two shows like Fred Armisen does at Late Night with Seth Meyers, but Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman confirmed in a series of tweets that Watts will be leaving as his bandleader in the second half of 2015.
Reggie is sticking around thru the first half of 2015, during which he have planned a very fitting goodbye for him.— Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman)
Aukerman also added that we all should be listening for shouting in the streets in regards to who the exciting new bandleader for Comedy Bang! Bang! will be soon.
Who will be the new bandleader? I can’t say yet but it’s very exciting. Please listen for newsies shouting on street corners in early 2015.— Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman)
On top of all of that, Corden has gotten a team of veteran producers who have run the gamut in late night including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly, Lopez Tonight, and more. One of these producers, Mike Gibbons, has even been noted to be the co-creator of Tosh.0.
All of this makes for a much more intriguing beginning to Corden’s start at 12:35AM here in America.