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James Corden & Broadway Stars Celebrate Only Having 'One Day More' of Trump in 'Les Mis' Parody

'One Day More' of President Trump - Les Misérables parody
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'One Day More' of President Trump - Les Misérables parody

As Americans watch Donald Trump's time as president come to an end on Wednesday (Jan. 20), The Late Late Show's James Corden and some of his Broadway friends are simply celebrating that the nightmare is over.

On Tuesday evening (Jan. 19), Corden opened his show with a musical parody to "One Day More," the act 1 finale of Broadway classic Les Miserables. However, there was a notable twist in the lyrics, with Corden lampooning Trump one more time before he officially left office on Wednesday. "It’s been four years of endless crimes/ But now he’s finally out of time/ One day more," he sang.

Throughout the clip, a number of Broadway stars appeared to assist Corden with the number, including former Les Mis touring cast members Joshua Grosso, Jillian Butler and Emily Bautista, one of the stars of the 2014 revival of Les Mis Kyle Scatliffe, and one of the performers from the show's original Broadway run Shuler Henry. "What a year this month has been/ We’ll be in the parking lot/ At Four Seasons Landscaping," they sang.

Of course, Corden pulled out the big guns nearing the end of the video, when Broadway legend Patti LuPone and actor Matt Lucas appear, each wearing MAGA hats and patriotic attire to represent the flipside of the celebrations. "We won’t wear a mask, that’s our given right/ At your Trader Joe’s We’ll start a viral fight," the pair sang, mocking the president's followers. "Don’t you take our guns, we protect the peace/ If you call us Karens, we’ll just call police."

Corden also used this opportunity to remind audiences everywhere of the severe impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the theatre community, offering a special donation to the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps those actors and theater-workers out of jobs afford "health care, emergency financial assistance and counseling" according to their website.

Check out James Corden's fabulous Les Mis farewell to Trump below: