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James Corden Serenades ‘Drunks,’ ‘Stoners,’ ‘Virgins’ in ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Parody (Video)

Black-and-white ”Somewhere After ‘The Late Show'“ is as beautiful as it is funny

In case you haven’t checked out his Playbill history recently, James Corden is a legit musical theater star. The “Late Late Show” host put his pipes on full display Thursday with a humorous — and admittedly, lovely — rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” called “Somewhere After ‘The Late Show.'”

Corden opened his lyrics by classifying the late-night wars “as a desperate scramble, where “earning billions in revenue” is what matters the most. Soon, he hit the chorus: “Somewhere after ‘The Late Show’/post-Colbert/There’s a talk show of which a lot of you aren’t aware.”

Next time the hook came around, it went: “Somewhere after ‘The Late Show’/you’ll find me/One more affable white guy gabbing on your TV.”

The parody of the beautiful tune July Garland made famous continued at the next interval with: “Somewhere after ‘The Late Show/I’m on too/Drunks stay after ‘The Late Show’/Why, then oh why, can’t you?”

So step your game up, alcoholics — you too stoners and virgins, Corden croons. Naturally, Reggie Watts and the band were dressed as the “Wizard of Oz” gang, playing along in the background.

Watch the video above.