On March 14, “Late Late Show with James Corden” featured a new installment of the host’s popular Crosswalk the Musical series, and it’s pretty hilarious. In the, Corden portrays the demented version of himself who stages full musicals in the middle of the crosswalk in front of CBS Television City. The comedian commonly ropes in that day’s celebrity guests into his latest extremely dangerous production. The newest musical to get the crosswalk treatment was “Beauty and the Beast,” and Corden was able to get some of the stars of the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie to join in all the chaos.
Predictably, Corden cast himself in the role of Belle, but he got Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens to reprise their roles as LeFou, Gaston and the Beast respectively. After making them audition, of course. Gad seems into the project initially, but loses his enthusiasm after dealing with Corden’s unusually punishing reversal techniques. Oddly enough, Evans seems totally at home amidst all the absurdity. And Stevens rediscovers his love for live theater all over again after performing in the middle of LA traffic.
The whole sketch is utter ridiculous and might be the funniest thing Corden has done as the host of the “Late Late Show.”