Corden, who previously appeared in a cameo in the touring company of The Phantom of the Opera for a comedy bit on his show, CBS-TV‘s The Late Late Show, made the appearance as part of a new upcoming comedy segment for his other gig, Britain’s Sky 1 network reality show A League of Their Own.
Corden appeared as part of the the show-stopping number “Friend Like Me.” In the segment, he and his three co-stars, Freddie Flintoff, Jack Whitehall and Jamie Redknapp, competed for the chance to appear in a performance of Aladdin, which plays at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre.
Corden, a Tony Award winner himself for One Man, Two Guvnors, won the most prominent role and appeared alongside fellow Tony-winner James Monroe Iglehart as game show hosts presenting Aladdin with prize suggestions. Among the intentionally groan-worthy puns: “Behind curtain number three: a brand new pyramid! Now you and King Tut will finally have something in Tutankhamen.”
It wasn't the first time Corden had fun with a Disney musical: