The BEST Episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Network: CBS

The 36-year-old comedian, James Corden, came to American late night television in 2015 with a growing list of award-winning and critically-acclaimed credits. He is a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, a BAFTA-winning star of UK television, and a feature film actor with two blockbuster releases this year. Now he'll bring all of those talents to host “The Late Late Show,” a nightly hour of comedy, music, and interviews with the biggest stars in the world.

Gerard Butler, Will Forte, M. Ward

#1 - Gerard Butler, Will Forte, M. Ward

Season 1 - Episode 157 - Aired Mar 3, 2016

star 10.00
1 votes
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson

#2 - Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Jun 10, 2015

star 9.53
36 votes
Queen Latifah, David Walliams, Elle King

#3 - Queen Latifah, David Walliams, Elle King

Season 1 - Episode 158 - Aired Mar 7, 2016

star 9.00
1 votes
Claire Foy, Method Man, Michael Palascak

#4 - Claire Foy, Method Man, Michael Palascak

Season 3 - Episode 103 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

star 9.00
3 votes
Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Josh Gondelman

#5 - Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Josh Gondelman

Season 4 - Episode 121 - Aired May 21, 2019

James welcomes actress Jessica Alba, actress Gabrielle Union, and comic Josh Gondelman.

star 9.00
1 votes
Mindy Kaling, Adam Scott, Lewis Capaldi

#6 - Mindy Kaling, Adam Scott, Lewis Capaldi

Season 4 - Episode 125 - Aired Jun 11, 2019

James welcomes actress Mindy Kaling, actor Adam Scott, with musical guest Lewis Capaldi.

star 9.00
1 votes
Jeff Goldblum, Sam Rockwell, Camila Morrone, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

#7 - Jeff Goldblum, Sam Rockwell, Camila Morrone, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Season 5 - Episode 52 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Guest host Jeff Goldblum welcomes actor Sam Rockwell, actress Camila Morrone, and a musical performance by Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

star 9.00
2 votes
Mel Brooks, Jerrod Carmichael

#8 - Mel Brooks, Jerrod Carmichael

Season 1 - Episode 82 - Aired Sep 24, 2015

Mel Brooks, Jerrod Carmichael

star 8.94
32 votes
Jessica Alba, Ben Schwartz, Grace

#9 - Jessica Alba, Ben Schwartz, Grace

Season 1 - Episode 86 - Aired Oct 1, 2015

star 8.91
32 votes
Alicia Vikander, Luke Wilson, Zach Woods, Sir Sly

#10 - Alicia Vikander, Luke Wilson, Zach Woods, Sir Sly

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 19, 2017

star 8.89
35 votes
Matt Damon, Zachary Levi

#11 - Matt Damon, Zachary Levi

Season 1 - Episode 84 - Aired Sep 29, 2015

star 8.88
34 votes
Carli Lloyd, Chris Tucker, Judy Greer

#12 - Carli Lloyd, Chris Tucker, Judy Greer

Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Jul 13, 2015

star 8.86
35 votes
Melissa Benoist, Olivia Wilde, Saoirse Ronan

#13 - Melissa Benoist, Olivia Wilde, Saoirse Ronan

Season 1 - Episode 106 - Aired Nov 12, 2015

star 8.82
34 votes
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Saoirse Ronan, Billy Corgan

#14 - Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Saoirse Ronan, Billy Corgan

Season 3 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 8, 2017

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson; actress Saoirse Ronan. Billy Corgan performs

star 8.74
34 votes
YouTuber Special

#15 - YouTuber Special

Season 1 - Episode 70 - Aired Aug 21, 2015

Corden just became the first late-night talk show host to film an entire episode inside YouTube Space L.A., a 41,000-sq.-ft. facility equipped with green screens, cameras and sound gear – basically, a YouTuber's paradise. Joining him for the big occasion were a number of YouTube stars, including Jenna Marbles, Tyler Oakley, Kandee Johnson, The Slow Mo Guys and The Creators of "Epic Rap Battles of History." The episode – in which Corden interviews said YouTubers, as well as engages them in a round of the Late Late Show's signature hijinks – is part of the celebration around YouTube's 10-year anniversary.

star 8.72
36 votes
Rebel Wilson, David Schwimmer, Twenty88

#16 - Rebel Wilson, David Schwimmer, Twenty88

Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired May 26, 2016

star 8.72
36 votes
Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, Matt Smith

#17 - Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, Matt Smith

Season 3 - Episode 145 - Aired Aug 15, 2018

star 8.67
3 votes
Brit Marling, Kunal Nayyar, Fifth Harmony

#18 - Brit Marling, Kunal Nayyar, Fifth Harmony

Season 1 - Episode 81 - Aired Sep 23, 2015

star 8.60
5 votes
Chris Hardwick, Nina Dobrev, Fitz and the Tantrums

#19 - Chris Hardwick, Nina Dobrev, Fitz and the Tantrums

Season 2 - Episode 122 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

TV host Chris Hardwick (The Wall (2016) and @midnight (2013)); Nina Dobrev (xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)); Fitz and The Tantrums perform.

star 8.60
5 votes
Christian Slater, Christina Applegate, Elle King

#20 - Christian Slater, Christina Applegate, Elle King

Season 1 - Episode 58 - Aired Jul 30, 2015

star 8.50
6 votes
Kendall Jenner, Michael Strahan, Hey Violet

#21 - Kendall Jenner, Michael Strahan, Hey Violet

Season 2 - Episode 98 - Aired Nov 16, 2016

star 8.50
4 votes
Matthew Broderick, Gina Rodriguez, Christopher Meloni

#22 - Matthew Broderick, Gina Rodriguez, Christopher Meloni

Season 3 - Episode 47 - Aired Dec 5, 2017

star 8.50
2 votes
Sterling K. Brown, James Marsden, Brian Tyree Henry, Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels

#23 - Sterling K. Brown, James Marsden, Brian Tyree Henry, Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels

Season 3 - Episode 122 - Aired Jun 6, 2018

star 8.50
2 votes
Allison Janney, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonas Brothers

#24 - Allison Janney, Samuel L. Jackson, Jonas Brothers

Season 4 - Episode 85 - Aired Mar 6, 2019

James welcomes actress Allison Janney, actor Samuel L. Jackson, and comedy with Jonas Brothers.

star 8.50
2 votes
Renée Zellweger, Ben Kingsley, Oliver Tree

#25 - Renée Zellweger, Ben Kingsley, Oliver Tree

Season 4 - Episode 120 - Aired May 20, 2019

James welcomes actress Renée Zellweger, actor Ben Kingsley, with musical guest Oliver Tree.

star 8.50
2 votes