The 44-year-old comedian – who has been blasted in recent months as one of the most ‘difficult and obnoxious’ celebrities in Hollywood – enlisted the help of Jane Krakowski and Josh Gad for his big sendoff.
The talented trio took part in what appeared to be a spoof of Singing in the Rain before changing into blue parade attire for an energetic musical number.
Corden beamed throughout both performances as he belted out lyrics and sashayed through elaborate choreography.
James Corden, 44, was seen filming an over-the-top segment for his final episode of The Late Late Show on Wednesday outside CBS studios in Los Angeles
The comedian enlisted the help of Jane Krakowski, 54, and Josh Gad, 42, for his big sendoff
The talented trio took part in what appeared to be a spoof of Singing in the Rain before an energetic parade and a sunny musical number
Last year in April, Dailymail.com exclusively revealed that James had decided to walk away from his eight-season run as host of The Late Late Show in order to spend more time with his family in their native UK.
And now, James has confessed that he feels ‘huge amounts’ of anxiety and fear as he prepares to finish his run at the end of April, leaving him on ‘unstable ground’.
But the actor also revealed that he feels an ‘urgency’ to leave his coveted hosting gig and focus on theatre work.
Speaking at a PaleyFest event in Los Angeles earlier this month, James admitted: ‘I haven’t felt this scared since I decided to take the show, to move here. I haven’t felt on such unstable ground… (But) I have to embrace that fear…’
Corden went on to discuss his shocking exodus from Hollywood in favor for the London stage: ‘I’m just aware that what I’m trying to do isn’t the road that’s often travelled.
‘To go from like National Theatre, writing a TV show on the BBC, Broadway, host of a late-night talk show, shooting stuff in the middle of that, stopping the late-night talk show and then going, ”Oh, I’d like to do another play now.”
‘It just isn’t the road that’s been travelled to my knowledge, so with that comes a huge amount of fear. It’s terrifying, it’s absolutely terrifying.’
Speaking of his upcoming plans, James said: ‘There’s loads of things I’d love to do, but they’re very reliant on people wanting me to do them… I think it’s going to be really important to take a breath and take a minute.’
Corden beamed throughout both performances as he belted out lyrics and sashayed through elaborate choreography
Jane and Josh dressed up like rain clouds as they sprayed a showboating Corden with water
The entertainer showed his smooth moves in a dapper brown suit and matching fedora
The funnyman worked a lamppost and had an umbrella for his scepter
Corden and Gad palled around as Jane Krakowski crowned her blonde hair in a white feathered headdress
James and the 30 rock star looked like they were having an absolute blast, jumping for joy in their shimmering blue costumes
The multi-hyphenates sang and danced their hearts out alongside a talented team of backup dancers
The Cats star got into the spirit of his performance, bringing maximum energy to the segment
Feathered fans abounded as Corden, Krakowski and Gad joined hands and strut their stuff
The three stars all brought their signature brands of spirited musical comedy to the segment
With a baton in hand, James appeared to be having a ball as the ringleader of his special day
James, Jane and Josh soaked up the sunshine in their final number, pumping their fists at the sky
Jane Krakowskia and Josh Gad looked as if they were in their element as they sang danced and raised their hands toward the sun
The three friends glowed after their epic day of performing
Corden was still a bundle of energy at the end of the day. He shared a sweet embrace with the Broadway star after Josh presented him with a loving note that read: ‘James I love you Josh Gad’
Corden soaked up his remaining time on the CBS lot with his visage plastered on a billboard in the background. The final episode of The Late Late Show is scheduled to air on April 27
On returning to his theatre roots, the English funnyman confessed: ‘It couldn’t feel more urgent within me to leave to do that [theatre].
‘I will be really, really upset with myself if in the next year or year and a half or so I don’t go do another play or revisit a play I’ve already done. I would give anything to go back and do a show again, I’d give absolutely anything.’
James concluded by insisting he feels he is making the right decision to walk away from the show.
He declared: ‘I’m so certain it’s the right thing to do. I’m so absolutely certain that we did everything we wanted to do and I think it’s really important to have things end.’
Nice guy: Corden was later seen yelling at cars on the road
Comedy gold: He read lines off cue cards
Flare for the dramatic: He was later seen laying on the road
Helping hands: His famous pals were shown assisting him
Oh no: The crowd rushed to check on him