Broadway Riff-Off w/ Neil Patrick Harris

  • Published on Jan 10, 2017
  • Neil Patrick Harris interrupts James during the show challenging him to a riff-off to settle a dispute and figure out who is truly more Broadway. Featuring The Filharmonic on backing vocals.

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  • Charlotte Faulkes

    (sit down is too low for james)

  • Emily W
    Emily W 2 days ago

    He needs to do a riff-off with Lin-Manuel Miranda lolll

  • Mia Domiano
    Mia Domiano 3 days ago

    Ok you can't tell me Neil Patrick Harris and Liam Payne look alike like come on ...

  • Gracie O'Brien
    Gracie O'Brien 3 days ago

    I mean, I love James but I love Neil far far far too much to say he didn’t win, which he did 😂

  • Crystal-Ann Guindon
    Crystal-Ann Guindon 3 days ago

    Does anybody else think Neil Patrick Harris isn't really that great of a singer, not in the broadway sense of the word? Entertaining....yes...but a belter out of ballad? no.

  • Sukkaira Toge
    Sukkaira Toge 5 days ago

    NPH: "You can't throw away your---- shot"
    Me: Oh hell no I feel Hamilton coming... Oh no oh no
    (NPH and JC singing My Shot)
    Me: S*** it's from Hamilton!!!!!!!!

  • Nstrn M
    Nstrn M 8 days ago

    Its not neil its actually BARNEY😍

  • Terri143
    Terri143 8 days ago


  • Taylor Rose
    Taylor Rose 8 days ago

    *Hedwig has entered the chat*

  • Jenni Bear
    Jenni Bear 9 days ago

    Corden killed it with on my own!!!

  • Amanda VanderArk
    Amanda VanderArk 10 days ago

    If we are being honest. NPH live.. KILLSS JC.

  • Ashley Ip
    Ashley Ip 12 days ago

    everytime james's excuse is "uhh but the filharmonics arent here" and everytime they appear right out of the curtains. you know they're always there james they always have and always will

  • Evie Smail
    Evie Smail 13 days ago

    I cannot stand NPH puke

  • Eliza Ivanova
    Eliza Ivanova 16 days ago

    Brilliant performances from both! However I still don't understand the pretend that this is improvisation or any kind of 'surprise' when everyone knows no American talk show gets released without intense rehearsal(s) beforehand; it's fake and annoying.

  • Debbie Schwartz
    Debbie Schwartz 16 days ago +11

    I would definitely pay to see a full production of Chicago with James as Velma and NPH as Roxie.

  • Mary Grace
    Mary Grace 17 days ago

    YES THEY SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!!!!!! #hamilton

  • Robben Weaver
    Robben Weaver 17 days ago

    James and Lin Manuel Miranda would be awesome!

  • Molly The Makeup Lover

    The last song gives me life.

  • Captain Blighe
    Captain Blighe 19 days ago +1

    Batman brave and bold music Meister flashbacks

  • Morgan Schuyler
    Morgan Schuyler 20 days ago +1

    When NPH sang company 😍😍😍

  • Anthony Stolen
    Anthony Stolen 20 days ago

    When I know most of these thanks to Glee tho

  • Harper Clarkson
    Harper Clarkson 21 day ago


  • The Dudelino
    The Dudelino 21 day ago

    Why does Neil Patrick Harris doesn't has his own show? Give him one. Now.

  • Mabel Phillips
    Mabel Phillips 23 days ago +1

    James' actual middle name is actually Kimberly

  • Graceington Willaby
    Graceington Willaby 23 days ago

    Literally only here for the Hamilton songs!(and Neil)

  • Emil Pind
    Emil Pind 23 days ago

    Anyone looking for NPH's comment?

  • Joshua Koewing
    Joshua Koewing 23 days ago

    These aren't the hammers

  • Morgan Melot
    Morgan Melot 23 days ago

    Dis doe 😍😍

  • BloodyMoonCat13
    BloodyMoonCat13 24 days ago

    That was not horrible.

  • Loren D
    Loren D 25 days ago

    they rock

  • Payton Ainslee
    Payton Ainslee 25 days ago

    is there anything Niel cant do?!

  • Jane Diaz
    Jane Diaz 26 days ago

    Perfect ending

  • Anna and Mia’s Breaking News

    When he sings he sounds like Count Olaf

  • TomRiddleMeThisSpock
    TomRiddleMeThisSpock 27 days ago

    That lick did me in!!! 😍😅

  • chekoy
    chekoy 27 days ago

    the PhilHarmonic is Awesome!!! 😍😍😱😱

  • Lionsquid2323
    Lionsquid2323 28 days ago

    Is it just me who’s screaming “ITS COUNT OLAF.. RUNNNNN”

  • 카미사마
    카미사마 29 days ago

    Oh NPH is hot

  • Hannah Riley
    Hannah Riley Month ago

    Omg James at 5:29 I died 😂😂😂

  • ben lord
    ben lord Month ago

    So funny

  • Mark M
    Mark M Month ago

    NPH FTW!

  • Olivia Vicary
    Olivia Vicary Month ago

    For more riffing, follow my channel! Love James Corden so much!

    • Olivia Vicary
      Olivia Vicary Month ago

      And this is awesome! Great stuff! Love this Broadway musical riff off!

  • Kat Unicorn
    Kat Unicorn Month ago

    I almost thought they wouldn’t do Hamilton.....

    BUT THEY DID!!!!😃😃😃😃

  • Christiana Wilken
    Christiana Wilken Month ago +1


  • phantomvideowatcher

    To us Broadway fans who are watching:
    1. These two Tony-winning performers/hosts form such a fangirl dream pair.
    2. Go you for knowing each song and what musical it's from. And why it's cool what songs NPH chose.
    3. You were kind hoping for an Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better segment
    4. You read the words "Broadway" and "Riff-off" and your mind immediately imagined Ben Fankhauser, Ben Platt or a few others that may not be known to others watching this.
    5. Be proud of the joy you feel when you watch this video because some may never experience it the way we do.
    To everyone else:
    This was Legend-wait for it...

  • Blanca Durán
    Blanca Durán Month ago +1

    it's funny because they are trying so hard to not start laughing XD

  • Vino
    Vino Month ago

    What are the hyenas screaming about??

  • Robert
    Robert Month ago +2

    It's a gay, rap battle...LMAO..I love it...Dr. Horrible for the win.

  • RomanogersSwan
    RomanogersSwan Month ago

    I want NPH and James Cordon to do a full cover of 'my shot'

  • Darlene Paul
    Darlene Paul Month ago

    James voice and mojo is MUCH better than Neil's! Neils voice dosen't do a thing for me.

  • Marwa Farhat
    Marwa Farhat Month ago +1


  • H McC
    H McC Month ago +1

    How am I INSANELY obsessed with Broadway, but only knew “My Shot” and “All That Jazz?!?!??”

    • H McC
      H McC 9 days ago

      Really? That’s so cool! Have fun!

    • Wild Fang
      Wild Fang 9 days ago

      thrill of first love is my favorite song from falsettos haha. you shoukd definitely get to les mis though, im seeing it in two days

    • H McC
      H McC 9 days ago

      I actually have heard “Thrill of First Love” and “Jason Needs to See a Psychiatrist!” They’re both really good! I haven’t got to listening to Les Miserables though, so I do want to check that out!

    • Wild Fang
      Wild Fang 9 days ago +1

      you should start off with les miserables and falsettos

    • H McC
      H McC 9 days ago

      Wild Fang I have come to realize I need to listen to way more musicals xD.

  • Ciara Angove
    Ciara Angove Month ago +2

    Omg as soon as I heard “My shot”, I instantly started singing it🤣 Give a like if your favorite Broadway is Hamilton

  • Valéria Santos
    Valéria Santos Month ago

    Count Olaffff

  • Cady Fitzgerald
    Cady Fitzgerald Month ago

    I know we’re supposed to be focusing on NPH and James Corden, but the guy behind them that’s usually in the middle of them is actually the cutest ahaha

  • Batman
    Batman Month ago +4

    This proves my point that Neil just played strait Neil in how I met your mother

  • icedragon24645
    icedragon24645 Month ago

    All I can really say is: YES JAMES!! YOU GET IT HONEY!!

  • Sundar Pichai
    Sundar Pichai Month ago

    sub humans

  • reema makhadoom
    reema makhadoom Month ago +1

    "nothing suits me like suit"

  • Brian Sherrod
    Brian Sherrod Month ago

    The talent on this stage though!

  • Michelle Cramer
    Michelle Cramer Month ago

    Starts sing sugar daddy.
    Me: Yassssssssssss

  • feri lambert
    feri lambert Month ago

    No one can beat a gay guy in being sexy

  • Danúbia R
    Danúbia R Month ago

    Meus preferidos

  • hellacopters17
    hellacopters17 Month ago +1

    I love that this ends with My Shot. A classic already.

  • Aaron Connolly
    Aaron Connolly Month ago +5

    Everyone in musical theater worships Lin Manuel Miranda and they’re lying if they tell you otherwise.

    • K M
      K M Month ago +1

      Aaron Connolly no one deserves it more than Lin

  • gabryele-samone roberts

    Anyone else burst out singing when My shot started??

  • Scott Hewitt
    Scott Hewitt Month ago

    Some of us, dude, have actually won a Tony.

    I'll get the Aloe Vera.

  • Mark Holtebeck
    Mark Holtebeck Month ago

    NPH has some good pipes. He doesn't match the guys like Josh Groban, Alfie Boe and Colm Wilkinson, but he's really good

  • Diarmuid_cosplay
    Diarmuid_cosplay Month ago +9

    uh drop the ig's of the Filharmonic bois I am intrigued

  • Jay
    Jay Month ago

    Why is this interlaced to hell and back?

  • Bynx
    Bynx Month ago

    Challenge accepted 😁

  • StrangerRiverFan 1234

    And it was legen... wait for it.... dary! LEGENDARY!

  • Natalie Scott
    Natalie Scott Month ago +1

    I love how NPH burned James about being sexy!
    I could not stop laughing!!

  • Fuchsia Crayon
    Fuchsia Crayon Month ago

    Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat was not good... my brother did better in 8th grade. Big oof because On My Own and All That Jazz were fantastic.

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jackson Month ago

    Neil is heavens “always played”

  • Becca Crum
    Becca Crum Month ago

    Can someone tell me all the songs they sang? I know a few but didn’t recognize all of them

  • K R
    K R Month ago

    Simple pleasures ❤️

  • Radujoki Y
    Radujoki Y Month ago


  • Saneyah Khan
    Saneyah Khan Month ago

    Petition for this to happen but Neil sings Candy Store

  • Emma Greenup
    Emma Greenup Month ago

    Lin Manuel Miranda has to do this

  • Missie Smith
    Missie Smith Month ago +1

    NPH can sing but James was on Doctor Who! James wins. Lol

  • Elisabeth Hermione Green

    I was waiting for some Hamilton!!!!

  • Skeller Love
    Skeller Love Month ago +1

    Count Olaf's best disguise.

  • Skeller Love
    Skeller Love Month ago

    👌 this would be better if Neil Patrick Harris could sing the dude, not his voice. James Corden wins for me

  • Tazia Afroze
    Tazia Afroze Month ago +27

    I love how Neil Patrick Harris is channeling his inner Barney Stinson 😂

  • Meme
    Meme Month ago

    *My two evil personalities battling at 2am*

  • Random Guy
    Random Guy Month ago


  • Pin-Wu Yu
    Pin-Wu Yu Month ago +3

    this segment is... wait for it...
    TO DIE FOR!!!

  • Katie Wilson
    Katie Wilson Month ago

    The fact the mic was so close to Corden’s mouth while singing “on my own” says to me that he might be vocally talented his voice doesn’t have a lot of power

  • Baby Beach
    Baby Beach Month ago


  • Steven B
    Steven B Month ago +1

    NPH, did I mention I can summon the Philharmonic with a wave?

  • lindsey klee
    lindsey klee Month ago

    omg when nph licked his face during sugar daddy?!

  • supertoyg
    supertoyg Month ago

    The Corden version of All That Jazz was cut in - his jacket magically self-closes as he starts singing, then self-opens when it's Neil Patrick Harris' turn. Clearly he fucked up, so they had to re-sing it later and cut it back in. NPH wins hands down.

  • Tarni McCosker
    Tarni McCosker Month ago

    The Filharmonic looked so proud of James's improvement in singing 🙂

  • Tired forever 00
    Tired forever 00 2 months ago +1

    When ever they did my shot I lost it (I love hamilton very very much I’m so glad my grandma sent this to me)

  • Joana Freitas
    Joana Freitas 2 months ago

    Drop the mic!!!

  • Eric Williams
    Eric Williams 2 months ago

    It's an English invasion again, why do they have the power of regurgitation and make it more tastier than before? WOW!

  • Sandy J Renfroe
    Sandy J Renfroe 2 months ago


  • Isabella Jansson
    Isabella Jansson 2 months ago


  • Mr. Harry Potter
    Mr. Harry Potter 2 months ago


  • peter papadimitriou
    peter papadimitriou 2 months ago

    Too many gay men on stage though