James Corden turns to stand-up

Gig in Cardiff tonight

James Corden is trying his hand at stand-up.

The Gavin and Stacey star is performing a 15-minute set at the Glee Club in Cardiff tonight, trying out new material.

He is currently down the road in Port Talbot, making a film of Britain's Got Talent star Paul Potts' life, One Chance, with Mackenzie Crook.

He tweeted: ‘I’m gonna be doing a little spot @thegleeclub in Cardiff tonight. Come down if you fancy it! Be lovely to see you X #mightbeawful!’

Corden will be performing in between sets by Charlie Baker, Steve Gribbin, Dominic Frisby and Christian Steel.

He is not known for stand-up, as he shot to fame through his acting – although he performed in Channel 4’s Comedy Gala in 2010 and has appeared at several other charity benefits in recent years.

The three-time Brit award host also performed a short set at the Comedy Store in London earlier this year while appearing in the hit play One Man, Two Guvnors at the National Theatre.

However his publicist said: 'I don't think there are any future plans set for stand-up comedy. James is working on two films and additionally early next year will film his BBC series The Wrong Mans, so he is very busy for the foreseeable months.'

Published: 25 Oct 2012

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