I decided to make this section for a number of reasons the
least of which is the importance of laughter. We focused on
a lot of comedy as 2020 quickly turned into a nightmare
thanks to Covid-19. Although there were no cases on our
little island, we threw ourselves into isolation anyway,
just in case. This meant no visits to the most popular
beaches, very few house parties with friends, and pretty
much every event being cancelled. Needless to
say, we needed something to laugh at....every day.
I grew up watching some of the best stand up comedians of
all time. Famous names like Rodney Dangerfield, Freddie
Prinze, John Belushi, David Brenner, and Steve Martin, just
to name a few. Comedy and laughter were always a part of my
family and the tradition continues with my wife and three
Sometime during the Autumn of 2020, we discovered the
Late Late Show with James Corden. We were instantly hooked.
James, the band, and the crew, have almost become like
family in our home. We are constantly doing imitation of
James, Reggie, and Ian, though our James imitations still
need plenty of work. Reggie is a bit easier since my hair is
almost the same. And Ian, as a fellow Jew, speaks from a
place I can easily understand. Reggie Watts, Tim Young,
Steve Scalfati, Hagar Ben Ari, and Guillermo Brown call
themselves "Reggie Watts & Karen." They've been playing
music together nearly every weekday for over a year on The
Late Late Show.
Although we cannot get the full shows here in Japan, we able
to get a lot of the best snippets from previously aired
shows. This had to suffice and we spend almost every night watching these hilarious bits and pieces from shows. James is simply one of the most talented comedians,
if not the best, that I have ever seen.
Then it happened. On December 18, 2020, James announced the
show was effectively taking a time out for
awhile....duration unspecified. We panicked but found
comfort in watching videos of the shows from the last few
years. I decided to post a few of our favorites here. ENJOY.
Keep up the great work guys, and please come back on the air
as soon as you can.
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"The human race has one
really effective weapon, and that is laughter" Mark Twain
Trump Is Giving Rudy the Ol'
Stiff! Jan 14, 2021
James Corden kicks off the show excited to share he's going somewhat off the
grid with a new, old cell phone (no email, web, keyboard) -- and the gang takes
bets on how long he will last with it. And James dives into the headlines,
including reports that an isolated and angry President Donald Trump is cutting
lawyer Rudy Giuliani out of the picture, Donld Trump Jr. and girlfriend Kimberly
Guilfoyle moving to Florida and Dodger Stadium becoming a massive COVID-19
A President So Nice He's
IMPEACHED Twice Jan 14, 2021
James Corden is out of the garage with a shady coat of paint on his desk,
whether he asked for it or not, and he recaps the news, notably Donald Trump
being impeached for the second time during his single term as president. And
Trump is becoming increasingly ostracized, with New York City cutting off all
association with his organization and the European Union declining to meet the
Secretary of State. And James looks at a Brazilian church that unveiled a very
unfortunate collection of wax figures depicting notable figures like Princess
Diana and Nelson Mandela.
President Trump Will Always Be
#1 - In Impeachments! Jan 13, 2021
James Corden looks at the news of the day including Trump's final visit to his
beloved border wall, impeachment efforts in the House that would make Trump the
only president impeached twice, news that Rudy Giuliani may be disbarred and
California's plan to turn Disneyland into a mass vaccination site.
President-Elect Biden Is
Electoral College Certified Dec 15, 2020
James Corden kicks off the show recapping the headlines, including vaccines for
the COVID-19 virus going into the arms of Americans and the Electoral College
voting to make Joe Biden's presidential election victory official. And President
Donald Trump is still insisting we all listen to the will of the bookies for one
specific hour on Election Night. After, James, Reggie Watts and Ian Karmel
explore the lifestyle of old timey gamblers.
Biden Is Planning a White House
Deep Clean Dec 10, 2020
James Corden kicks off the show wishing everyone a happy first night of
Hanukkah. After, he gets into the headlines, notably all 50 states certifying
the results of the 2020 election, president-elect Joe Biden reportedly planning
a deep clean of the White House and President Donald Trump taking notice of Rudy
Giuliani's star witness in Michigan.
A Star Witness Was Born in
Michigan Thanks to Rudy Dec 3, 2020
James Corden kicks off the show and admits he's a bit freaked out about his lack
of Christmas shopping to this point. After, he looks at the headlines, notably
Rudy Guiliani heading to Michigan in the latest chapter of the election fight
for President Donald Trump. But Rudy's star witness Melissa Carone stole the
show with her antics. And James bravely declares he's willing to get the
COVID-19 vaccine on television with former presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama.
It's Trump 2024 & Trump Network
Time! Nov 13, 2020
It's the last new episode before the weekend and Joe Biden is the
president-elect, so a saucy James Corden decides to serve up some tequila for he
and the band. After, he recaps the news of the day, including reports of
President Donald Trump considering both announcing a 2024 run before he's out of
the office and launching a digital media company for his post presidency.
has gone too far this time
President Trump has put his busy little pen to work and
drafted an executive order revising, not only the first ten
amendments (commonly referred to as the Bill of Rights) of
the U.S. constitution, but the first twenty amendments.
Trump Karaoke Holiday Videos
Hey time to sing along with some of your holiday favorites. Sure Trump lost the
election, but his essence stench lives on. Capture
the true meaning of the holidays through the eyes of white America.
Trump....laugh it up
After four years, the joke's on you pal. Sure, you had your
day, ignoring the worst pandemic in over a hundred years,
demoralizing people of color, denying choice of sexual
orientation, degrading woman, and resulting in an economic
situation that has hit Americans hard. But we can at least
find some consolation in the fact that history will paint
you as the worst president the United States of America has
ever known. And you have given us more comedic material than
any leader of any country has ever done. In honor of the
fact that America, and The World, is finally rid of you, at
least in an official capacity, these jokes are for you.
Why did Donald Trump ban shredded cheese?
He wanted to "Make America Grate Again".
What did white America tell Donald Trump?
What did Trump say when asked about building the wall?
I don't wanna taco bout it.
What did Trump say when asked again about building the wall?
What did Trump tell the illegal immigrant who picked up the wrong hose B?
No way Hose A.
What is Trump's favorite snack when he visits Mexico?
If Donald Trump and Steve Bannon were hit by meteor, who would survive?
What did Melania call it when Donald took Viagra in November 2016?
A rigged erection.
What is the weather forecast for tomorrow at the White House?
What did the San Diego zoo call their new elephant?
It was circa 2016 and Trump had just won the presidential
election. Our family was returning to America the following
year and I was freaked out, to say the least, that this
idiot was going to be the new president. I began posting
articles (see the
section) and began making a ton of Trump related memes to
add a little humor to the situation and relieve some stress.
Enjoy. Continue laughing....
to Think About
These days are being spent going though hundreds of files of
information I collected over the years to be used on my
Fun Easy English site.
A few of these really got me thinking and I thought you guys
might like them too. Gosh, English certainly is a funny
"A little treat for our regular
viewers" James Corden
If you take an Oriental person and spin him around
several times, does he become disoriented?
If people from Poland are called "Poles," why aren't
people from Holland called "Holes?
"When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?
Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean
to make terrible?
Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist,
but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't
they be wearing night gowns?
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and
you put your two cents in, what happens to the other
Why is the man who invests all your money called a
Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just
stale bread to begin with.
If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of
magnesia, would you get a Philips Screwdriver?
Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a
"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the
English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,
doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted,
musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed,
tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1
billion stars in the universe you will believe them, but
if they tell you that a wall has wet paint you will have
to touch it to be sure.
English is Difficult to Learn
I get a lot of messages in Facebook and comments on my
Fun Easy English site
from students wanting to know why English is so difficult to
learn. Compared to other languages, English really is a
bitch, mostly due to the exceptions to rules, and the huge
number of inconsistencies. Consider the following examples
from the perspective of someone learning English as a second
language and you can easily understand why the world
struggles with this crazy language.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there is no time like the present, he thought it
was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of injections my jaw got number.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
What else is strange about the English language?
Well, how about the fact that:
there is no egg in eggplant or ham
there is no apple or pine in
English muffins weren't invented in
French fries weren't invented in
sweetmeats are candies and not meat.
sweetbreads are meats, but aren't
quicksand can work slowly.
boxing rings are square.
a guinea pig is not from Guinea and
is not a pig.
writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't
groce, and hammers don't ham.
the plural of tooth is teeth, but
the plural of booth isn't beeth.
its one goose and 2 geese, but not
one moose and 2 meese.
you can make amends but not one
you comb through annals of history
but never a single annal.
teachers have taught, but preachers
have never praught.
we recite at a play and play at a
we park on driveways and drive on
a house can burn up as it burns
we fill in a form by filling it out.
an alarm clock "goes off" by going
the human race isn't a race at all.
we wind up a watch to get it
started, but when we wind up an essay, we end it.
a wise man and a wise guy are
overlook and oversee are opposites.
quite a lot and quite a few are the
vegetarians dine on vegetables, but
humanitarians do not dine on humans.
Some things are only mentioned when something is
missing, not when it is there -- so you never hear of:
a horseful carriage.
a strapful gown.
a sung hero.
a combobulated, gruntled, ruly, or peccable person.
Have you ever heard someone say "That's the best thing
since sliced bread"? Well, what was the best thing
before sliced bread?
Why is it called a TV "set" if there's only one?
Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
Why does "cleave" mean both split apart and stick
Why is it whether you sit down or sit up, the results
are the same?
Why is it called a "building" when it's already built?
Why do they call them "apartments" when they are all
How can you "draw a blank"?
Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllable"?
Why do 'tug' boats push their barges?
Why are stadium seating areas called 'stands' when
they're made for sitting?
Why do 'slow down' and 'slow up' mean the same thing?
Why is it when two planes almost collide it's called a
'near miss'. Shouldn't it be called a 'near hit'?
Why are there Interstate Highways in Hawaii?
Why do light switches say on/off? When it's on you can
see it's on, when it's off you can't see it to read it.
Why do 'fat chance' and 'slim chance' mean the same
Ever notice that PRICE and WORTH mean about the same
thing, but priceless and worthless are opposites?
Why is it when you transport something by car it's
called a shipment, and when you transport something by
ship it's called cargo?
English is very strange
indeed: (a few of these repeat from the list
Did you know that "verb" is a noun?
How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can't
If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how would we
If two mouses are mice and two louses are lice, why
aren't two houses hice?
If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find
If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?
If you've read a book, you can reread it. But wouldn't
this also mean that you would have to "member" somebody
in order to remember them?
Is it a coincidence that the only 15 letter word that
can be spelled without repeating a letter is
Is there another word for a synonym?
Shouldn't there be a shorter word
What is another word for "thesaurus"?
Where do swear words come from?
Why can't you make another word using all the letters in
Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
Why do people use the word "irregardless"?
Why do some people type "cool" as "kewl?"
Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a
Why do we say something's out of order when its broken
but we never say in of order when it works?
Why does "cleave" mean both split apart and stick
Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
Why does X stand for a kiss and O stand for a hug?
Why doesn't "onomatopoeia" sound like what it is?
Why don't we say "why" instead of "how come"?
Why is "crazy man" an insult, while to insert a comma
and say "Crazy, man!" is a compliment?
Why are a wise man and wise guy opposites?
Why is abbreviation such a long word?
Why is dyslexic so hard to spell?
Why is it so hard to remember how to spell MNEMONIC?
Why is it that no word in the English language rhymes
with month, orange, silver, or purple?
Why is it that the word "gullible" isn't in the
Why is it that we recite at a play and play at a
Why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that
Why is the plural of goose-geese, and not the plural of
Why isn't "palindrome" spelled the same way backwards?