A Knight Attacks A Comedian
Hundreds of guests looked on in shock as Stewart criticised Corden’s presenting style, and then attacked his weight. After a few of his jokes fell flat with the crowd, a clearly unnerved Corden weighed in to say, “Sorry, I’m waiting for the punchline. Go on. You could see my belly but I can see you dying right now”.
As Corden stood smiling in bemusement behind him, Sir Patrick then gave Zoe Saldana her award. Along with other stars throughout the night, she was quick to jump to Corden’s defence, as she said, to a round of applause and cheers, “For whatever it’s worth, I like your belly.”
This spelled a disastrous intervention for Stewart, a taxi for whom was jokily asked for by the podgy comedian. Apart from anything else, it’s just horribly awkward to watch. See for yourself: