On Monday night's episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden "inadvertently" told a joke many recognized as a bit Ricky Gervais delivered during his 2018 Netflix special Humanity.
While Corden did apologize for unknowingly using the "brilliant' joke, it appears this was not the first time Corden borrowed material from a fellow comedian.
Upon learning of Corden's Gervais flub, fans of The IT Crowd and A Mighty Boosh star Noel Fielding reminded the Twitterverse of the time Corden reused a piece from Fielding's 2010 Just for Laughs set in Montreal.
Corden waited until 2017 to recycle Fielding's 2020 bit.
During Fielding's 2010 routine, The Great British Bake Off host quipped the best way to stop someone from mugging you is to whisper "Oi, mate," at which point the attacker would put down his weapon and reply "What is it?"
In 2017, Corden similarly joked during an interview on The Late Late Show that he thinks the best way to avoid being mugged is to whisper to the robber, "You're never going to believe what's happened."
He said the attacker would then put down the weapon and say, "What?"
You can watch the comparison video below.
Needless to say, people are becoming less and less forgiving of Corden as more controversies surface.
Although Corden owned his mistake and apologized for using Gervais' joke, we have yet to learn if Fielding has received a similar acknowledgment.