“The Late Late Show” host James Corden is back at the mercy of Balthazar restaurateur Keith McNally, who announced hours earlier that he had banned the comedian from the popular City eatery. New York and describes Corden as “a man’s little Cretin pie. “
Shortly after announcing the ban and calling Corden “the most abusive client,” McNally, 71, said on Instagram that “all is forgiven” because Corden called him “and apologized profusely.” .
“Having been more of myself than most people, I truly believe in second chances. So if James Corden let me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I would immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar,” the famous restaurant owner quipped, referring to the chapter. CBS program that the host will end next year.
“No, of course not,” added McNally. “But… anyone great enough to apologize to an inhuman like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So let’s go back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven. xx”
About seven hours earlier, McNally had announced on Instagram that he was “86’d” the “Prom” and “Cats” star, accusing Corden of speaking rudely to Balthazar employees. He shared two manager reports alleging the Emmy winner judged staff when he found hairs in his food on one occasion and when his wife’s brunch order falsified another time.
McNally wrote: “James Corden is a comedian with outstanding talent, but a small man. “And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago. I don’t usually 86 a customer, [but] I am 86’d Corden today. It doesn’t make me laugh. “
The “Carpool Karaoke” star has yet to address the issue on social media, and representatives for him and “The Late Late Show” did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
“The Late Late Show With James Corden,” in its ninth season, will air again this week, so don’t expect Corden to address the issue in a monologue tonight. He will be back with a new show on October 24.
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