Caraoke Showdown features Craig Robinson posing as a driver, picking up unsuspecting contestants who are along for a very unique ride upon realizing they are on a karaoke-inspired game show. During various rounds of game play, contestants must belt out their favorite tunes, finish the lyrics or act out songs for cash. Celebrity guest appearances add to the surprise as the contestants never know what's going to happen next.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Caraoke Showdown - The Late Late Show with James Corden - Netflix
The Late Late Show with James Corden (also known as Late Late) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden on CBS. It is the fourth and current iteration of The Late Late Show. Airing in the U.S. from Monday to Friday nights, it is taped in front of a studio audience Monday through Thursday afternoons – during weeks in which first-run episodes are scheduled to air – at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California in Studio 56, directly above the Bob Barker Studio (Studio 33). It is produced by Fulwell 73 and CBS Television Studios. Corden was announced as the show's new host on September 8, 2014, succeeding Craig Ferguson. Originally scheduled to premiere on March 9, 2015, CBS later pushed back the premiere to March 23, 2015 so they could use the NCAA basketball tournament to promote Corden's debut. On April 4, 2017, it was confirmed that Corden would bring The Late Late Show to the UK for three special episodes taped at the Central Hall Westminster. It was the third time in the history of the programme that it aired from another country, with Ferguson taking his incarnation to Paris, France in 2011 and Scotland in 2012. Cordon announced that the show would once again film a week of shows in London from 18 June 2018.
Caraoke Showdown - Recurring segments - Netflix
Carpool Karaoke, a segment in which James and musical guests sing along to their songs whilst driving on a planned route usually in Los Angeles. Corden explained that the segment was inspired by a Gavin & Stacey-themed sketch he had participated in for the British charity television special Red Nose Day 2011, in which he sang along with George Michael in a car, stating that “Ben Winston and I always thought there was something very joyful about someone very, very famous singing their songs in an ordinary situation. We just had this idea: Los Angeles, traffic, the carpool lane — maybe this is something we could pull off.” The segments, which have featured artists such as Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, Britney Spears, Take That, Chris Martin, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, One Direction, Adele, Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey, Sia, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, have proven popular as viral videos on the Late Late Show's YouTube channel. A Carpool Karaoke segment featuring Adele reached 42 million views within 5 days, making it the most viral video originating from a late night program since 2013. The Adele segment has received over 174 million views as of December 2017. A segment featuring the then First Lady Michelle Obama (eventually joined by Missy Elliott singing “This is for My Girls”) was released on July 20, 2016, and has reached over 55 million views as of May 2017. On March 29, 2016, CBS aired a primetime special featuring highlights of the segment, and a new edition with Jennifer Lopez. The special would win a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special. The popularity of the segment on the Internet led to two different series being produced. In July 2016, it was announced that Apple Music would distribute a series based on Corden's Carpool Karaoke, to be titled Carpool Karaoke: The Series. The decision came after Spike had announced plans to air a series inspired by the section, titled Caraoke Showdown, to be hosted by Craig Robinson. Drop the Mic: Corden and one or more guests trade insults in a (scripted) rap battle. Guests who participated include David Schwimmer, Rebel Wilson, Cara Delevingne, Dave Franco, Kevin Hart, Anne Hathaway, and Riz Ahmed. In August 2016, TBS ordered a version of Drop the Mic from CBS as a series. It premiered in 2017, with Corden, Ben Winston, and Jensen Karp as producers. The Bold and the Lyrical: James and multiple celebrity guests act out a dramatic soap opera scene using the lyrics of some of today's biggest acts in music. Riff-Off: James challenges a celebrity guest to a vocal battle, with the assistance of Filipino-American a cappella group The Filharmonic. Guests include Anna Kendrick, Shawn Mendes, Neil Patrick Harris, Demi Lovato, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, Liam Payne, Luke Evans, and Usher. Take a Break: James pretends to do the job of someone in an industry, subsequently “giving them a break.” During this segment, James has worked at LensCrafters and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, as well as a model on The Price Is Right and the Mayor of Los Angeles, among other jobs. Crosswalk the Musical: James and guests hold flash mob-style performances of songs from musicals in the middle of a crosswalk when cars stop at it. Talking Mentalist: Over the summer of 2015, where CBS had aired reruns of its drama programming as a lead-in to The Late Late Show to lead up towards the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, several episodes opened with Talking Mentalist—a parody of companion “after-shows” such as Talking Dead in which James and his guests would discuss the rerun of The Mentalist that had just aired. After CBS followed suit, the sketch was reprised as Talking Hawaii Five-0, which featured a guest appearance by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick. Celebrity Noses: Corden attempts to conduct an unspecified activity involving the noses of celebrities, but is repeatedly stalled by various problems that prevent the segment from even occurring. Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts: James and that night's guests join in on a game that involves a roundtable question-and-answer portion. Both of them have the option to answer a really embarrassing, self-deprecating, or controversial question - however, should they choose to not answer the question, they will have to eat various forms of disgusting food, ranging from small insects, bodily fluids, or animal offal or organs. Flinch: James and a group of guests participate in a game where pieces of fruit are fired out of a mini remote controlled cannon, designed as Corden's face, towards one of the guests standing behind a plastic wall. Corden usually distracts the guest by asking them questions and then tries to make them flinch by unexpectedly firing a piece of fruit mid-conversation. The winner usually is the one who flinches the least.
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