“The Late Late Show” host James Corden “apologized profusely” after being banned by Keith McNally from his French brasserie restaurant Balthazar.
The New York restaurateur wrote on his Instagram page on Monday, “James Corden is a hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man. And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago.”
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McNally added that he had banned Corden, sharing: “I don’t often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh.”
McNally also revealed the detailed accounts of Corden’s alleged misbehaviour as told to him by his managers and added, “He behaved similarly in my former restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg, a few years back.”
NcNally has since revealed that Corden called him up to apologize, writing on Instagram: “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having f**ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”
He jokingly added, “So if James Corden lets me host his ‘Late Late Show’ for 9 months, I’ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar. No, of course not. But…. anyone magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven. xx”
On the professional front, Corden plays a Michelin-starred chef in the upcoming dark comedy “Mammals”, the trailer of which released in Oct 17.
Besides “The Late Late Show”, Corden is known for co-writing and starring in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom “Gavin & Stacey”.