Broadway Battle: NPH Vs James Corden [VIDEO]

US Magazine recaps:

Pants off to you! Neil Patrick Harris challenged James Corden to a Broadway musical riff-off on the The Late Late Show on Monday, January 9, and the outcome was epic. The How I Met Your Mother alum, 43, got so into the battle he ended up splitting his pants, but that wasn’t the only comical moment. Harris poked fun at the British host, 38, for having won a Tony award for a non-singing role, and show tunes hell broke loose. Backed by some incredible philharmonic vocals the pair took turns attempting to outshine the other.

  • bmoore4026

    I’d vote for Neil Patrick Harris as president. Seriously.

    • olandp

      I’d vote NPH for everything!

    • Oh’behr

      Heck, at this point, Corden could do it and I wouldn’t complain either.
      He’d be better than Chump.

  • Michael White

    What a great way to start the day: musical comedy and a smile. thanks JMG

  • Joe in PA

    Thank you for posting that Joe Jervis. We all needed that.

  • Nychta

    That was fun!

  • Beagle

    I know who won that competition — the audience.

  • Bj Lincoln

    They both could have sang for the entire hour and no one would have ‘lost’.
    Thanks for posting this Joe!

  • John Calendo

    James Cordon is a gift!

    • Hay

      I agree. I wish his show wasn’t so far past my bed time.

      • John Calendo

        The show has its own YouTube channel, where you can catch the best bits from the previous night’s show.

    • KCMC

      “My middle name is Kimberly.”

  • Perfection!

  • Lakeview Bob

    Epic does not adequately describe how wonderful that was. But I cannot think of a better word. Except to say that James Cordon is absolutely brilliant.

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  • Oh’behr

    That was most delightful. Thanks Joe.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Absolutely FABULOUS!!!

    But I have to ask….

    A Gay and a Brit!!! Has Trump tweeted anything yet?

  • The_Wretched

    That was a lovely break from the day’s news.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Two quick items:

    1) Saw NPH in Hedwig. Great seats, especially the part when he gives an audience member, who happened to be next to me, a chair dance. Yes, I’ve had NPH’s ass in my face and I am much better for it.

    2) Let your theater freak flag fly:

    • DonnaLee

      That’s been my favorite one, so much talent in one car.

  • AaronSF

    I love this. I hope the lick was unscripted.

  • Ken Berry

    I sang in the chorus of “Sweeney Todd in Concert” with NPH as Toby. Amazing talent, and just a lovely guy. He, Patti LuPone and George Hearn came to the cast party afterward, hung out and laughed with us peons. Phenomenal talent!