Broadway Riff-Off w/ Neil Patrick Harris


>>James: OH, WELCOME BACK,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NOW SINCE MOVING TO AMERICA I HAVE NOTICED
THAT A LOT OF BIG COMPANIES USE ACRONYMS FOR THEIR NAMES LIKE
FOR EXAMPLE GEICO, THEIR NAME ACTUALLY STANDS FOR.>>HEY, CORDEN, OVER HERE. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).>>James: SORRY, NEIL, WHAT.>>I’M SORRY?>>James: WHAT ARE YOU DOING,
WHAT ARE YOU DOING. THE TALK SEGMENT IS NOT UNTIL
AFTER THE COMMERCIAL. I’M ABOUT TO START DOING A
BRILLIANT BIT OF COMEDY ABOUT ACRONYMS, SO.>>YOUR SILLY JOKES CAN WAIT,
CORDEN. WE HAVE A SCORE TO SETTLE. AND IT’S ABOUT BROADWAY. (APPLAUSE).>>James: SO WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT, NEIL?>>WHAT ARE YOU– I SEE YOU
GOING AROUND HOSTING THE TONYS. ACTING LIKE YOU ARE THE ONLY TV
STAR WHO CAN SING BROADWAY SHOW TUNES. SOME OF US, DUDE, HAVE ACTUALLY
WON A TONY.>>James: RIGHT, YES, SOME OF
US HAVE. I HAVE ALSO WON A TONY AWARD
MYSELF, SO.>>YEAH, FOR A NONSINGING ROLE,
BURN.>>James: RIGHT, SO WHAT DO
YOU WANT, NEIL. WHAT DO YOU WANT?>>YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO,
JAMES CORDEN.>>James: HANG ON, IF I’M
READING BETWEEN THE LINES CORRECTLY IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE
WHAT YOU WANT IS A BROADWAY MUSICAL RIFFOFF S THAT WHAT YOU
WANT? (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
>>THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I WANT.>>James: STOP IT WE CAN’T.>>WHY.>>James: WE CANNOT HAVE A
PROPER RIPOFF.>>WHY.>>James: BECAUSE THE
FILHARMONIC AN HERE TO SING THE BACK UP FOR US. SO I’M SORRY, WE WILL HAVE TO GO
BACK.>>U M, AREN’T THEY THOUGH?>>James: HEY, FELLAS.>>HEY.>>James: DIDN’T THING YOU
SHOULD MENTION THAT YOU WOULD BE COMING DOWN TO THE SHOW.>>NO.>>James: WELL, YOU HAVE ALL
WORN THE SAME OUTFIT TONIGHT SO THAT’S EMBARRASSING. ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO
THIS, HARRIS?>>YEAH.>>James: PATRICK HARRIS.>>YEAH.>>James: NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.>>YEAH, JAMES PATRICK CORDEN.>>James: WELL, MY MIDDLE NAME
ISN’T PATRICK IT’S KIMBERLY SO YOU LOOK STUPID. (LAUGHTER)
ALL RIGHT. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE READY FOR THIS.>>YEAH, I’M SURE I’M READY FOR
THIS.>>James: THEN LET’S.>>GOOD COMEBACK. ONE, TWO,. ♪ FOR THE PEOPLE ALL SAID SIT
DOWN. ♪ SIT DOWN YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE
BOAT. ♪ THE DEVIL WILL DRAG YOU UNDER. ♪ BY THE SHARP LAPEL OF YOUR
CHECK ERRED COAT. ♪ SIT DOWN SIT DOWN SIT DOWN
YOU’RE ROCKIN’ THE BOAT. ♪ THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE ARE
DEAD SIT DOWN YOU’RE ROCKING THE BOAT. ♪ YOU’LL BE SWELL. ♪ YOU’LL BE GREAT. ♪ GONNA HAVE THE WHOLE WORLD ON
A PLATE. ♪ STARTING HERE. ♪ STARTING NOW. ♪ HON CORDEN EVERYTHING’S COMING
UP ROSES FOR ME NOT FOR YOU. ♪
>>James: OKAY, WELL, CLEARLY WE CAN BOTH SING THE CLASSICS.>>YEAH. ONE OF US CAN BROADWAY AIN’T
NOTHING UNLESS YOU CAN BELT OUT A HEARTBREAKING BALANCE ADD,
OKAY, OKAY.>>A HEARTBREAKING BALANCE ADD,
REALLY.>>James: YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.>>GET READY TO SHED A TEAR OR
THREE.>>James: I’M READY.>>
♪ SOMEBODY HOLD ME TOO CLOSE. ♪ SOMEBODY HURT ME TOO DEEP. ♪ SOMEBODY SIT IN MY CHAIR. ♪ AND RUIN MY SLEEP. ♪ AND MAKE ME AWARE. ♪ OF BEING ALIVE. ♪ BEING ALIVE. ♪ BEING ALIVE. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).>>James: OH MY OWN. ♪ PRETENDING HE’S BESIDE ME. ♪ ALL ALONE. ♪ I WALK WITH HIM TILL MORNING. ♪ WITHOUT ME. ♪ HIS WORLD WILL GO ON TURNING. ♪ A WORLD THAT’S FULL OF
HAPPINESS THAT I HAVE NEVER KNOWN. ♪
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) ON MY OWN. ♪
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>>ALL RIGHT, THAT WAS PRETTY. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, BEING A
BROADWAY STAR ISN’T ALL ABOUT BEING PRETTY, IS IT. IT’S ALSO ABOUT BEING SEXY.>>James: SEXY?>>OH YEAH.>>James: SEXY, YOU WANT TO
SEE, YOU WANT TO SEE SEXY.>>I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU TRY.>>James: THIS– THE [BLEEP]
DID YOU JUST SAY?>>I THINK WE ALL HEARD THAT.>>James: OKAY, YOU WANT TO
SEE SEXY, I’LL GIVE YOU SEXY RIGHT NOW. HIT IT BOYS.>>James: COME ON BABE WHY
DON’T WE PAINT THE TOWN. ♪ AND ALL THAT JAZZ. ♪ START THE CAR I KNOW A WHOOPEE
SPOT. ♪ WHERE THE GIN IS COLD AND THE
PIANO’S HOT. ♪ IT’S JUST A NOISY HALL WHERE
THERE’S A NIGHTLY BRAWL. ♪ AND ALL THAT. ♪ JAZZ. ♪.>>I’VE GOT A SWEET TOOTH. ♪ FOR LICORICE DROPS AND JELLY
ROLL. ♪ HEY SUGAR DADDY. ♪ HANSEL NEEDS SOME SUGAR IN HIS
BOWL. ♪ I’LL LAY OUT FINE CHINA. ♪ ON THE LINEN AND POLISH UP THE
CHROME. ♪ AND FUF’S GOT SOME SUGAR FOR
ME. ♪ SUGAR DADDY BRING IT HOME. ♪ COME ON SUGAR DAD CORDEN BRING
ME HOME. ♪
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) OKAY, WOW, YOU’VE DONE IT YOU’VE
BEAT ME. WHAT AM I EVEN– WHAT AM I EVEN
DOING. YOU GOT ME THINKING MAYBE I
SHOULD JUST GIVE UP ON MUSICAL THEATER ENTIRELY.>>JAMES, WAIT. WAIT, YOU CAN’T.>>James: NO, I’M A COMPLETE
FRAUD.>>YOU’RE NOT.>>James: NO, I AM. AS LONG AS YOU’RE AROUND, I
SHOULD JUST STOP SINGING SHOW TUNES. (LAUGHTER)
>>LOOK AT US ALL. ACTING REALLY HARD RIGHT HERE. (LAUGHTER)
WHAT IF, WHAT IF WE DID A SONG TOGETHER? TOGETHER. COME ON. COME ON, YOU CAN’T THROW IN THE
TOWEL. YOU CAN’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHOT.>>James: I’M NOT THROWING
AWAY MY SHOT I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT.>>I’M JUST LIKE MY COUNTRY I’M
YOUNG SCAPE AND HUNGRY AND I’M NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOTD.>>I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY
SHOT, NO, I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOTD. HEY QULO I’M JUST LIKE MY
COUNTRY I’M YOUNG, SCRAPPY AND HUNGRY AND I’M NOT THROWING AWAY
MY SHOT I AM PAST PATIENTLY WAITIN, I’M PASSIONATELY SMASHIN
EVERY EXPECTATION, EVERY ACTION’S AN AK OF CREATION.>>I’M LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF
CAB ULTS AND SOR ROW, FOR THE FIRST TIME I’M THINKING PAST
TOMORROWS.>>AND I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY
SHOT, I AM NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT, HEYIO I’M VUS LIKE MY
COUNTRY I’M YOUNG SCRAPPY AND HUNGRY I’M NOT THROWING AWAY MY
SHOT.>>WE’RE GOING RISEUP.>>TIME TO TAKE A SHOT.>>WE’RE GONNA RISE UP, RIGHT
UP.>>TIME TO TAKE A SHOT. ♪ TIME TO TAKE A SHOT, TIME TO
TAKE A SHOT. ♪ AND I’M NOT THROWING A AWAY
MY, NOT THROWING AWAY MY SHOT. ♪ NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND THE
FILHARMONIC. COME ON BACK, EVERYBODY. ♪

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