NEW YORK: Comedian-host James Corden was briefly banned from a restaurant in New York.
As per People magazine, Keith McNally, who owns Balthazar restaurant, slammed the late-night show host for alleged misconduct in his restaurant. McNally posted on Instagram that the comedian is effectively banned from his restaurant.
“James Corden is a Hugely gifted comedian, but a tiny Cretin of a man,” his caption alongside an image of the British comedian read. “And the most abusive customer to my Balthazar servers since the restaurant opened 25 years ago. I don’t often 86 a customer, to today I 86’d Corden. It did not make me laugh,” McNally added.
He went on to describe what he called the “funny man’s treatment of my staff” from the two times Corden came into his establishment and claimed Corden had similar behaviour at McNally’s previous restaurant, Cafe Luxembourg.
The first account, McNally said, dates back to June, when Corden was seated at table 61 and found a hair in his food. “Although this is diabolical, it happens very occasionally in all restaurants,” McNally wrote.
He alleged that once Corden finished eating his main course, the “TV personality showed the hair to Balthazar manager G. who was very apologetic. Corden was extremely nasty to G, and said: ‘Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.’ ”
In another incident that allegedly occurred earlier this month, McNally accused Corden of complaining about his wife’s food. McNally alleged, “That’s when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!’ ”
He said the server was “very apologetic and brought G. over to the table. He returned the dish, and after that, everything was fine. He gave them promo champagne glasses to smooth things out. G. said that Corden was pleasant to him but nasty to the server.’ M K was very shaken, but professional that she is, continued to finish her shift.’ ”
Hours after posting about the ban, McNally shared that Corden has issued an apology to him. “James Corden just called me and apologized profusely”, McNally wrote alongside a photo of Corden on Instagram. “Having f—ed up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”
He then joked that Corden is allowed back at his restaurant under one condition, writing: “So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I’ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.” (ANI)