Late Late Show host James Corden and his guest Neil Patrick Harris have a lot in common — they're both famous TV stars, they've both hosted the Tony Awards, and they've both won Tonys of their own for performing on stage. You'd think they would be able to bond over these similarities, but on Monday night's show, they chose to put their theater chops to the test in an intense Broadway riff-off accompanied by acapella group the Filharmonic.
The pair went back and forth on classics from shows like Guys and Dolls, Gypsy, and Les Miserables. They even showed off their sex appeal, with James busting a move to "All That Jazz" from Chicago, and Neil getting up close and personal with "Sugar Daddy" from his very own starring role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Unfortunately, James started to get discouraged. "What am I even doing? You've got me thinking maybe I should just give up on musical theater entirely."
But Neil was ready to put aside their differences if it meant making James feel better about his talent. "What if we did a song together? Come on, you can't throw in the towel. You can't throw away your shot."
You didn't expect them to get through an entire Broadway riff-off without covering Hamilton, did you? They finished off the segment with an inspiring duet of "My Shot" and made sure to hug it out at the end.