There are few things funnier than watching Will Ferrell take over a room with his comedy. That’s exactly what happened on Wednesday night when the actor and comedian busted out the Star Trek Theme Song on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Check out the glorious performance, below.
I never thought there would be a day I would type the words “Will Ferrell” and "Star Trek” in the same sentence, but that incredible day has come, thanks to James Corden. The late night host asked Ferrell if he had ever attempted a stand-up comedy act in the past, and he explains he dabbled in a routine that was all about Star Trek. Not one to let an opportunity to sing pass him by, Ferrell jumps into the routine and the show even puts an echo effect behind his voice to make it more amusing. Just look at Ferrell’s level of concentration.
The A cappella rendition was pretty incredible, but I daresay it might have been better if Get Hard co-star Kevin Hart, who was also sitting on the couch, joined in the fun. Instead, he actually tells Ferrell to stop, which is a pretty strange response, considering those off-putting high notes are still sheerly impressive. If you need a reminder of the original, you can catch it, below.
This is Corden’s first week hosting CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, and one of the biggest differences from his predecessor Craig Ferguson is that Corden has several guests on to interview at once. (He also doesn’t have a robot sidekick.) Corden’s Late Late Show has been airing since Monday, and has so far seen Tom Hanks pop up to do a great sketch about his movie filmography that had the internet abuzz. In addition, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, Chris Pine, Mila Kunis, Leon Bridges and Modest Mouse, with more to come during Thursday and Friday’s episodes.
It’s too early to tell whether or not James Corden’s stint as a late night host will be a huge success, but if he can keep getting celebrities into wild shenanigans like doing a rendition of the Star Trek theme, I’m guessing he’ll be just fine.
Tune in for CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET.
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