Stephen Colbert stayed up way past his bedtime on Thursday, guesting on James Corden’s “Late Late Show” out in Los Angeles.
In-town for the Emmys, the “Colbert Report” alum and New York City resident helped his CBS late-night partner do a little “Side Effects May Include.”
Here’s are our three favorite side effects from “Hosting a CBS late-night show,” per the two guys who actually do it:
“Once a year, you are contractually obligated to play a corpse on ‘NCIS.'”
“Having LL Cool J’s personal phone number.”
“Having to tell people that if they missed your show they can watch it in full on CBS All Access, as if that’s a viable option.”
And if you’re hosting an awards show — like Colbert will this Sunday — here’s a hilarious side effect:
“Running into Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and having to pretend you watch ‘Ballers.'”
Later, Corden’s premature ejaculation problem — which is not even the actual “side effect” of the joke — garners some studio audience applause. That will make more sense in context.
Watch the video above, and catch Colbert hosting the Emmys on CBS this Sunday, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Last night, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” was itself in reruns, but the host was still busy at 11:35 p.m., also dropping by ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”