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

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.

Craig Robinson Talks About His Caraoke Show