He offers a visitor to his modest office at CBS Television City a pillow for an uncomfortable chair. He raids a mini-fridge for drinks, suggesting bottled coffee ("Only three calories!"). He's attentive and appealing in conversation.
That's for an audience of one. Now Corden must demonstrate that he's got what it takes to please viewers when he takes over CBS' "The Late Late Show," Craig Ferguson's former home, on Monday just after 12:30 a.m. EDT.