Corden's Vegas Takeover
James Corden, the renowned British comedian and actor, made a splash in Las Vegas recently. After departing from his eight-year stint as the host of The Late Late Show, Corden took center stage at Wynn’s Awakening Theatre for a unique car auction event. This lively gathering preceded the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix over the weekend.
In a light-hearted manner, Corden addressed the audience, joking about the transition from hosting a late-night talk show to emceeing a car auction. Humorously, he pointed out that the car auction had a larger audience, given the late-night airing of his previous show.
"It’s so great to be in Vegas, which is something people will only say when they have just arrived in Vegas," Corden quipped.
A Peek into Corden's Current Projects
Corden didn’t just leave The Late Late Show behind; he's embarked on exciting new ventures. The audience learned about his upcoming weekly audio show on SiriusXM, promising interviews with some of the biggest names on the planet.
Highlighting the Auction
Moving seamlessly into the main event, Corden shared details about the RM Sotheby’s F1 car auction. Over 60 million dollars' worth of cars were up for bidding, with attention-grabbing pieces like the first Mercedes Benz driven by seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in 2013.
The auction showcased moments of drama, notably the intense bidding war for Hamilton's historic car, eventually fetching an impressive 17.1 million dollars. Corden, in his signature style, engaged with the audience, even attempting to coax a higher bid for Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari race suit from the 2003 Italian Grand Prix, a race he won before claiming the championship.
Auctioneer and Conclusion
Highlighting Oliver Barker as the auctioneer adds a touch of behind-the-scenes insight. Barker presided over the 39 lots, bringing the event to a successful close.
In summary, Corden’s appearance in Vegas was not only entertaining but also hinted at his dynamic post-talk show career.