LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It was not so long ago that comedian, writer and actor James Corden came to the United States from the UK to host “The Late Late Show” on CBS.

In that short time, Corden has not failed to utilize his clever comedy to entertain late-night viewers.

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“Perhaps now I feel my job is to be the last person people see before they fall asleep, and I’m just going to try to make you laugh and smile,” Corden said.

Corden shares that he refuses to allow his show to come across as another talk show. In order to avoid this, Corden and his crew have been hard at work with original ideas, including hosting a show from a stranger’s home.

“We just went and knocked on doors, and I think one person said no, one person wasn’t in, and the third person said yes,” Corden recalled. “We’ve got some other ideas.”

One such whimsical idea led to a segment called “Take a Break.”

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“We do a segment called ‘Take a Break’, where I just go into someone’s work, and say ‘Do you want to take a break? I’ll stand in,’ ” Corden shared.

Another ingredient to success is Corden’s ability to laugh at himself. In one taping, in which he was announcing journalist Katie Couric as his next guest, he ended up being the target of a prank. In the prank, a stunt double dressed as Couric tumbled harshly down the stairs as a terrified Corden looked on.

After sparing a serious moment to run to the woman’s side, he laughed at himself after the real Couric revealed herself at the top of the steps.

“We just want to keep having fun, and there is no bit of it that I don’t enjoy,” Corden said of his show.

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“The Late Late Show” airs on weekdays at 12:37 a.m. on CBS.