James Corden, the British actor and comedian who was tapped to replace Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS TV's The Late Late Show, has been featuring a segment called Take a Break, in which he takes over the job of a retail store worker for part of his shift to give the worker a break.
Of course the real reason is to give Corden an excuse to engage in some spontaneous fun with customers and other store employees.
Last week, Corden took over the job of a cashier at a Los Angeles kosher market for awhile, resulting in a hilarioius six-minute video of the event.
As Sarene Leeds wrote in The Wall Street Journal,
Corden, decked out in a blue yarmulke and tossing off Yiddish-isms like “kvelling,” made himself right at home behind the counter at Western Kosher. Despite it being a Friday afternoon, traditionally a very busy time for kosher outlets (and Corden knew why, instantly making a reference to that evening’s “Shabbat dinner”), the “Late Late Show” host kept his cool, even staging an impromptu, klezmer-inspired song and dance with the Western Kosher employee keeping an eye on him.
He also found time to put the store’s meat slicer to productive use – Corden put his wife’s credit card in the automatic blade’s line of fire. But nothing beats watching the comic actor doing doughnuts in a forklift, with his Western Kosher mentor holding on for dear life.Enjoy!
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