The manager of a New York restaurant who banned James Corden from his establishment has said “all is forgiven” after reportedly receiving an apology from the actor and comedian.
Keith McNally briefly barred Corden from Balthazar in Manhattan on Monday after alleging that he had been “extremely nasty” to his staff on two separate occasions.
On Tuesday he rescinded the ban after claiming to have received a call from the star.
He wrote on Instagram: “James Corden just called me and apologised profusely. Having f***** up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.
“So if James Corden lets me host his Late Late Show for 9 months, I’ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar.
“No, of course not. But… anyone magnanimous enough to apologise to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.
“So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven.”
In an earlier post, McNally said he had “86’d” Corden for his alleged behaviour.
Eighty-six-ing a customer is a colloquial term which typically means to stop serving a person, or to kick them out of an establishment.
The comedian's behaviour was detailed in a series of Instagram posts which alledge that the first came after the British comedian and actor found a hair in his meal. According to staff, who were 'very apologetic', the star allegedly declared: 'Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I (won't) write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that.'
And Mr McNally said that nine days ago there was more trouble when he came in for brunch with his wife Julia Carey but complained about 'a little bit of egg white' in her egg yolk omelette. He then allegedly began 'yelling like crazy' when they made a new one but served it with fries instead of a salad.
The Instagram post claims Corden told 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'. The couple received a free glass of Champagne, and apologies, but the server 'was very shaken'.
Corden announced in April that he was stepping down as the host of The Late Late Show in the US.
He is said to have extended his contract with CBS to present the show for one more year before finishing in the summer of 2023.
Corden’s representatives have been approached for comment.