James Corden apologizes for ‘inadvertently’ stealing ‘brilliant’ Ricky Gervais joke

Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally steal another comedian’s joke to use on your show, “inadvertently” telling it exactly the same way as the original comedian?

That’s exactly what comedian and host of “The Late Late Show” James Corden apologized for on Tuesday after Ricky Gervais tweeted a video showing some pretty stark similarities.

Gervais later deleted the tweet because he reportedly “felt sorry” for the host, and would later re-tweet Cordon’s apology.

Luckily, the internet is forever:

Once it was pointed out that the joke was effectively a carbon copy of Gervais’ 2018 material, Cordon apologized profusely. He even added in some flattery for Gervais.

While some people had a hard time believing it was an “accident” to quote someone’s material word-for-word, Gervais believes that one of Cordon’s writers may have made the decision to use the joke.

All in all, it looks like there are no hard feelings between the two.

Can’t say the same for Twitter, though:


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