James Corden has done it again. Actually, in our opinion, he may have just outdone himself with The Late Late Show‘s brand-new edition of “Carpool Karaoke,” featuring none other than mega superstar Adele riding shotgun. Obviously, hilarity ensues, including, but not limited to Adele rapping Nicki Minaj‘s “Monster,” rocking out to the Spice Girls and belting out her own tunes. Our favourite part? When Corden hits a particularly high note, and Adele turns to him with a look of sheer surprise.
“She’s a comic genius,” says Corden.
The entire thing, from beginning (“Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet?” asks Corden) to end, is another “Carpool Karaoke” hit in our books. It’s a nice, little way for Corden—who will have had this gig for a year in March—to continue to set himself apart from all those other late-night hosts out there.
“To have something [like “Carpool Karaoke”], which is so synonymous with our show, is not lost on us—how lucky that is. I’m very proud of that,” Corden says. “That’s all you want, is stuff that defines your show and your team: ‘This is who we are, and we’ll be here every night. We’d love you to come and spend an hour with us.'”
As for getting Adele to join the ranks of Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder? Well, the bashful host says that has nothing to do with his British connections (although, we did love the fact that he was driving on the other side of the road). Instead, he says it has everything to do with just how great of a bit it’s become for the show.
“She’s the biggest star in the world so she’s a big get for any show on the planet,” he says. “It’s as big as you imagine it is. There isn’t a show that wouldn’t want her on. I can pretty much guarantee this is the only time we’ll see her on TV this month. So, yeah, for our show, it’s great.”
It’s great for us, too, James. Now, excuse us while we go watch it for the seventh time.
The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights at 12:30 a.m. ET on CTV.