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James Corden on his 'The Late Late Show' debut: 'Our job is to have fun'
James Corden on his 'The Late Late Show' debut: 'Our job is to have fun'

In the Los Angeles Times' Sunday Calendar section this week, I interviewed James Corden, who Monday night (or early Tuesday morning) begins his new job as host of CBS' "The Late Late Show." He's only the fourth person to occupy the job since its debut in 1995, following Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and his fellow Briton (now an American citizen) Craig Ferguson. Corden is a warm and personable presence -- a good start for this job -- and as the first of any of the late-night hosts to have a background in musical theater (you can see him now on the big screen in Disney's "Into the Woods") or to have won a Tony (in 2012, for "One Man,...

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