Olaf’s big break! Josh Gad appeared on The Late Late Show on Wednesday, April 8, and looked to his most beloved role — Frozen‘s snowman Olaf — to stage an impromptu audition for host James Corden‘s job.
Appearing on The Late Late Show to promote his new FX series The Comedians with Billy Crystal, Gad, 34, made a surprise entrance to the set during Corden’s monologue. The British host, 36, gave an introduction for Gad, but when cameras panned to the actor’s dressing room, he was nowhere to be found.
“Is he really not in there?” Corden questioned with an embarrassed look on his face. “Where is he? In the bathroom or something?”
Gad soon revealed that he was not in the bathroom, but rather sitting amongst the guests of Corden’s studio audience. Waving to the host from his perch in the crowd, the Jobs star explained, “I’ve always loved the idea of hosting my own talk show, with a live audience, and my own desk.”
The father of two then put a spin on his Frozen song “In Summer,” using his voice as the snowman Olaf to croon about late-night TV. “I would be / the happiest person on TV / With millions of people watching me / In late night! / I’d stand, where you stand / accompanied by your five-piece band / And know that I’d reached the promised land / of late night!”
Gad continued his medley, moving on to the melody of Princess Anna’s song “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” as he sang his reinvented “Can I Help You Host The Show, Man?” The voice actor rounded out the cute bit with new takes on “Fixer Upper” and “For the First Time in Forever.” Noticeably absent from the set was Frozen‘s biggest, and most inescapable song, “Let It Go.”
Watch Gad take Corden to Arendelle in the video above!
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