James Corden's Parody Of Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Will Make You Forget The Original

"Does that make you laugh like Jimmy with the good hair?"


Along with the passing of Prince late last week, pop culture was dominated by discussion of, dissection of, and numerous re-watchings of Beyoncé's HBO special, Lemonade, and the surprise release of an album of the same name during the TV show's premiere.

Naturally, it didn't take long for late-night to insert itself into the conversation. The Late Show host Stephen Colbert made a 46-second clip called "Stephen-ade," but James Corden may have won the battle of the Beyoncés with his nearly four-minute-long "Lemonjames: A Visual Monologue."

In the clip, Corden goes full-on Beyoncé, donning the superstar's light-colored, cornrowed hairstyle, her now-signature yellow dress, and even a bra-and-panty set while sharing his recipe for lemonade — half-talking, half-whispering his monologue while parading through artistic backdrops. 

"I try to write a monologue for you night after night," he says at the beginning of the clip. "Even when we don't have a show I write a monologue, but you don't see that."

As the sketch continues, Corden continues to pull inspiration from the Lemonade special, making one joke that references one of its most talked-about lines.

"Does that make you laugh like Jimmy with the good hair?" an apparent reference to late-night rival and fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon ... or maybe Jimmy Kimmel?!?

Check out the full video above, and visit HBO.com for ways to view Lemonade.

(H/T: E! Online | Variety)

Cover image: The Late Late Show With James Corden via YouTube


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