James Corden had quite the challenge to face on last night’s episode of The Late Late Show. After a bit of a debate over who was “truly more Broadway,” Neil Patrick Harris challenged Corden to a Broadway Riff-Off, right in the midst of Corden’s bit about acronyms.
Harris, dressed incredibly, had some beef that he wanted to settle with Corden before his actual sit-down interview.
And thus, a Riff-Off was born. And in the words of Harris’s popular character Barney Stinson, it was legen (wait for it) dary. Watch it all impressively unfold:
The pair end up covering classics, ballads, and so much more. There’s no shame in watching that clip about fifteen times. Two talented men singing at each other? Yes please.
We especially love their rendition of “My Shot” from Hamilton, since watching Harris and Corden rap is incredibly delightful. They’re total naturals.
While it looks like Corden hasn’t officially been named the host for the 2017 Tony’s, the awards show is coming up quick. It was announced last year that the ceremony will be taking place on June 11th, and will be aired on CBS — which is also the home of The Late Late Show. Corden hosted last year, and the show was a big success — so, fingers crossed that he’s asked again.
Or, perhaps he can co-host with Harris? If this clip has taught us anything, it’s that the two definitely have some on-stage chemistry.