I don't often watch late night TV, or any broadcast TV for that matter. But I do try to keep up with what's on as a matter of general interest, and I know that after eight years of hosting CBS' The Late, Late Show, James Cordon is leaving the program this week. I really enjoyed Cordon's predecessor, Craig Ferguson, who retired from the show in 2015, but I can't say I've tuned in since Cordon took over. I do, however, enjoy watching what is perhaps the show's most popular feature on YouTube. It's called Carpool Karaoke, and it involves Cordon and various celebrities driving around, chatting and singing together. The segment was launched in 2016 when Cordon picked up singer Adele for a taped drive around London during which they sang excerpts from several of the songs from her three hit albums. Cordon subsequently picked up (or was picked up by) numerous other celebrities, including Paul McCartney, BTS, Bruno Mars, Michelle Obama and Barbra Streisand. The segment with Stevie Wonder got off to a bit of a rocky start when the blind singer arrived to take the host for a drive, but things turned out fine after Cordon took the wheel.
To mark Cordon's departure as host I'm posting one of the several Christmas-themed Carpool Karaoke episodes Cordon put together, this one featuring Reggie Watts and a variety of other guests singing "Joy to the World." Ready for a little Christmas in late April?