James Corden's comedy regrets

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 September 2011
James Corden

James Corden

James Corden regrets his sketch show with Mat Horne, 'Corden and Horne', because the pair didn't put enough time into it

James Corden regrets his sketch show with Mat Horne.

The 33-year-old funnyman teamed up with his former 'Gavin & Stacey' co-star for 'Horne and Corden' in 2009 but it wasn't well received and looking back, James can see why because they didn't take enough time to perfect it.

He said: "I wish we had taken more time over our sketch show. I wish we hadn't rushed it so much. I wish we'd just put the brakes on and said, 'We need a year and a half before we can even contemplate shooting this', rather than four or five months.

"I don't think Mat and I ever thought 'Let's form a double act', but I believe we could have made a better TV show than that. As much as I don't think it's awful, there are little nuggets I know were all right, but there were not enough.

"If I had a regret it's that. You can't make anything without making mistakes, if you're working in any creative spectrum. So long as you learn by them, then it has been beneficial."

However, James admits he and Mat were tempted to carry on with the series because the ratings were good.

He added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "It was hard going through all that. And also making the decision to not carry on that sketch show was the biggest creative decision of our lives. It was there, the figures were really good, really healthy, so there was a real opportunity to keep it on.

"But it was inconceivable to me that it would suddenly turn around, and people would just go, 'Ah man, this is the best show ever'.

"I think the problem was that the old reviews would have been brought up again when it came out."

James Corden

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