Craig Ferguson Offers His ‘Late Late Show’ Successor James Corden Some Advice (Video)

Ferguson’s last episode as host will be Friday, Dec. 19 with Corden taking over in March 2015 after several months of guest hosts

James Corden was grilled by Craig Ferguson on “The Late Late Show” Wednesday night. The outgoing host, in his last week as the host of the CBS late-night program, took a few moments to intimidate and joke around with his eventual replacement.

He circled Corden menacingly, asking him pointed questions like his full name and what he does for a living.

“I don’t do anything at the moment,” Corden replied. The English comedian came across as nervous, adorable and delighted to be there.

When asked if he was sure he wanted to take over the show, he replied, “I think it’s too late, Craig.”

The two bantered back and forth for a bit before Ferguson decided to give Corden some quick on-the-job training by having him throw to the commercial break.

“Even this is making my chest very tight,” Corden said, overwhelmed with anxiety. But after a quick pep talk, he totally nailed it.

Watch James Corden’s impromptu training session with Craig Ferguson here.

Craig Ferguson wraps his tenure on CBS’s “The Late Late Show” on Friday, Dec. 19. After a few months of guest hosts, James Corden will premiere as the new host on March 23.