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Here's the Writing Staff of 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

The Late Late Show with James Corden makes its CBS debut on Monday, March 23rd, and Corden and his staff are hard at work prepping the show for its big premiere. Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons will serve as co-executive producer as well as head writer, and the writing staff currently includes Sean O'Connor (Lucas Bros. Moving Co), former Chelsea Lately writers Ian Karmel and James Davis, Lauren Greenberg (Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings), Nedaa Sweiss, Ben Hoffman, David Dineen-Porter, and former Daily Show writer DJ Javerbaum, who's also the mastermind behind @TheTweetOfGod. Read more on the [...]

Behold The Colbeard

Well here it is, folks: The Colbeard. Behold its glory, its beauty, and its respect for the late night host tradition of growing beards. Stephen Colbert recently caught up with The Daily Beast to talk about his Late Show debut later this year, but he was upstaged by his brand new salt-and-pepper beard: "I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I've been working professionally pretty constantly since then," he told The Daily Beast. "I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, 'I wonder what I look like?' No one should ever mistake me for a newsman [...]

Steve Carell Reads a Terrible Review of His First Sitcom Role on 'Late Show'

Steve Carell might be an Oscar nominee this year, but he still likes to keep himself in check now and then, so during last night's Late Show he shared an online critic's review of his first sitcom role in the short-lived ABC series Over the Top, which was so harsh that Stephen Colbert offered the critic a writing job at The Colbert Report. Watch Carell and Letterman talk about Anchorman and Carell's Oscar nomination below:

Letterman Asks John Oliver Why He Tasered Himself in Afghanistan

John Oliver was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he gave a detailed account of what it was like to voluntarily tase himself twice with a one-man audience in Afghanistan: "It hurts exactly as much as you'd think shooting yourself with electricity unnecessarily hurts." Watch another clip from the interview below:

Louis C.K. and Letterman Talk Disappointed Fans, The Comedy Store, and His New Standup Special

Here's a clip from Louis C.K.'s visit to last night's Late Show, where he and Letterman talked about how it feels to disappoint fans in the audience while performing standup ("The more people you reach and the more people that see you, the more people are gonna think that you suck") and how C.K. recorded his new standup special at The Comedy Store despite never getting a full audition with owner Mitzi Shore. Watch C.K. offer his two cents on the New England Patriots' deflated balls controversy, as well as a five-minute preview of Live at the Comedy Store, below:

James Corden Reveals Some Details on the Format of 'Late Late Show'

Ahead of James Corden's Late Late Show debut on March 23rd, Variety sat down with the British actor for an interview about his hopes for the show and what format it will take later this month. Corden is, understandably, super nervous about the gig: "I don't know if I'm making a huge mistake," he told Variety. "But I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something. I think we have a real shot at enjoying ourselves for a bit, which is ultimately all you ever really want, isn't it?"

As for the format of the show, Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Rob Crabbe revealed that [...]

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Show Off Some Micro-Impressions

Here's a clip from the Broad City ladies' visit to last night's Late Show, where they try to impress Letterman by showing off their best micro-impressions — Glazer does a one-second Nicki Minaj, while Jacobson shares her very minimal, yet still impressive, Rose from Titanic.

Colin Hanks to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Life in Pieces'

Colin Hanks just landed a starring role in a CBS comedy pilot. Deadline reports that Hanks has been cast in an upcoming CBS pilot called Life in Pieces. The single-cam pilot from Justin Adler will follow a family as told through the stories of its family members, and Hanks will play Greg, "the coddled youngest of three siblings who finds himself overwhelmed and unprepared for the birth of his first child." No other cast members for Life in Pieces have been revealed yet. Hanks has had plenty of supporting comedy roles in recent years on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Burning Love, and Key and Peele, and he recently earned [...]

David Letterman Sends Jay Leno an Invitation to Appear on 'Late Show'

Longtime late night nemeses David Letterman and Jay Leno might have a chat before Letterman exits Late Show in May. TV Insider is reporting that reps from Late Show have reached out to Leno with an invitation to appear as a guest on the show before it ends its run on CBS, but Leno has yet to formally accept the offer. Leno and Letterman most recently reunited in a 2010 Late Show Super Bowl ad with Oprah, but the last time Leno appeared as Letterman's late night guest was May 7, 1992 prior to the premiere of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno said last year [...]

Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling, and Judd Apatow Trade Therapist Stories

Here's a clip from Judd Apatow's second Late Late Show episode as guest host last week featuring guests Jeff Goldblum and Garry Shandling, where it's revealed that Shandling has had the same therapist as both of the other guys in the past — one who doubled as Goldblum's wedding officiant, and another who Shandling ditched without giving Apatow a heads up.

Jane Lynch to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Angel from Hell'

Jane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.

Bill Hader and David Letterman Show Off Their Lorne Michaels Impressions

Here's a sneak peek of Bill Hader's visit to tonight's Late Show, where talks about his mysterious role in Sunday's big SNL anniversary special and takes turns impersonating Lorne Michaels with David Letterman.

'The Late Late Show' Got Weird Again Thanks to Guest Host Adam Pally

The Mindy Project's Adam Pally guest hosted Friday's Late Late Show with some help from Ben Schwartz, and the result was the kind of wonderful late night weirdness you don't see on TV these days. Add in Pally's interviews with Martellus Bennett, Beth Stern, and Eric Andre and it gets even weirder. Watch the full episode above.

CBS Orders 'Rush Hour' Pilot and Two Other Comedies

CBS announced three new pilot orders yesterday. According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot based on the Rush Hour film franchise that Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner began developing last year as well as two comedy pilots called Super Clyde and Joe Time. This makes the second pilot order for writer/executive producer Greg Garcia's Super Clyde, which landed a pilot order in 2013 starring Stephen Fry, Rubert Grint, and Tyler Labine but did not go to series. Modern Family writer/executive producer Bill Wrubel's Joe Time is described as a multi-cam comedy that "revolves around a family man who is frustrated that everyone around him [...]