Craig Robinson Addresses the Similarities Between Caraoke Showdown and James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’

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Craig Robinson knows you’ve noticed the similarities between his upcoming show Caraoke Showdown and James Corden’s exceedingly popular "Carpool Karaoke," but he’s developed the perfect work-around. “I always say, I drive around saying I’m not James Corden!” the SpikeTV host told The Hollywood Reporter this week. However, the shows do have some important differences: While Corden’s "Carpool" is a reoccurring bit that stars celebrities, Caraoke is a Cash Cab–style game show in which regular people are lured into a car where they must sing for money. “I hope he’s not upset about that,” Robinson said when asked about the similarities. “He’s a great host — I’ve been on his show and we did a duet, and it was right up my alley. He gets it. I have nothing but respect for him.” Robinson also admitted he technically hasn’t watched Corden's "Carpool Karaoke," but honestly his show should be fine.  If “singing in a car with a bunch of nobodies” is a trademarked concept, then we all should be in jail for the rest of our lives.