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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Comments • 6 308

  • kay yama
    kay yama 13 hours ago

    okay but what does geico stand for

  • Artwood's Angel
    Artwood's Angel 21 hour ago

    He didn't do NEWSIES

  • Yiannos Stratis
    Yiannos Stratis Day ago

    Imagine NPH performing the Girls VS Suits song from HIMYM

  • Donna Kunkle
    Donna Kunkle Day ago

    NPH is great

  • RespectYourViews

    subtitls/cc at 4:09, a heartbreaking balance ad =D

  • Holly Clark
    Holly Clark Day ago

    Incredible TV 🤣🤣😍😍😍

  • Renee Mayerfeld
    Renee Mayerfeld Day ago

    ...James Patrick Corden" " um my middle name isn't Patrick, it's Kimberly so who looks stupid now?"

  • Philip Howard
    Philip Howard Day ago

    Neil Patrick Harris sucks and this TV show is on sucks to

  • Lazlow Rave
    Lazlow Rave Day ago

    NPH is given so much respect without de- dignifying Corben.

  • Lazlow Rave
    Lazlow Rave Day ago

    NPH is for the win. Hands down. Everytime.

  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Antonio Vivaldi Day ago

    Half expected NPH to just go "No more talk of darkness..." and that would've been beautiful 😂😭

  • ZeRoNinJa
    ZeRoNinJa 2 days ago

    But if there wasn’t gonna be a riff off that night, why do they have the songs done and rehearsed? 😧

  • khuang96
    khuang96 2 days ago

    LOVE when they broke at the same time :D

  • khuang96
    khuang96 2 days ago

    I thought they'd mention sth about Neil being known as NPH, an acronym. Haha, oh well

  • Kassie Munday
    Kassie Munday 2 days ago

    the hole time I was praying for one HAMILTON song and when it happened i freaked out

  • Isaiah Gilbert
    Isaiah Gilbert 2 days ago

    Can someone plz tell me what musical NPH was in

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  • Soph’sLife Channel
    Soph’sLife Channel 3 days ago +1

    I never knew Neil Patrick Harris was gay???

  • Julia Ofeck
    Julia Ofeck 4 days ago

    Series of unfortunate events!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiara actress
    Tiara actress 5 days ago

    NPH is amazing! He sang a song from Headwig and the angry inch! 😍

  • hi bro
    hi bro 5 days ago

    No offense but james looks like a penguin (in the best way)

  • Julie MacKaben
    Julie MacKaben 5 days ago

    No way! Neil Patrick Harris is gay! I didn't know until I looked it up. He totally seems like he would be straight. Whatever, he's awesome!

  • Logangster 9000
    Logangster 9000 5 days ago

    they skipped so many lyrics in my shot and now I'm sad

  • PatuttiS _
    PatuttiS _ 5 days ago

    no heathers? *ok*

  • Ellie Babyfish
    Ellie Babyfish 7 days ago

    This makes me want to go see broadway musical

  • KId Chef
    KId Chef 7 days ago

    I was waiting the whole time for sugar daddy and nph delivered

  • Jane O'leary
    Jane O'leary 7 days ago

    Now there's your Oscar hosts James and baby nail😂😂

  • Eoin Walsh
    Eoin Walsh 8 days ago

    We all just gonna gloss over the fact that Neil just licked James in the face?

  • Lauren Moore
    Lauren Moore 8 days ago +1


  • bag_this_baguette
    bag_this_baguette 8 days ago

    *comes just to find hamilton*

  • trinity w
    trinity w 8 days ago

    what disguise is count olaf in now? lol

  • SunnyDays
    SunnyDays 8 days ago

    why does james seem more gay that NPH

  • Emily McDonald
    Emily McDonald 8 days ago

    On my own wins all day everyday

  • Leila Villanueva
    Leila Villanueva 9 days ago

    Now I’ll never know what GEICO stands for.

  • Ocean Pettigrew
    Ocean Pettigrew 9 days ago

    Died when NPH started singing sugar daddy

  • NoGoogleNO!
    NoGoogleNO! 10 days ago

    Basically the only difference is that NPH can sing.

  • mary hershelman
    mary hershelman 10 days ago

    GEICO is the Government Employee Insurance Company....

  • feisty2day
    feisty2day 11 days ago

    Absolutely the BEST vs. the BEST! AWESOME!!

  • Scara X
    Scara X 11 days ago +2

    Wow!!! Neil finally managed to get them to *suit up* 😂🙌

  • Emma-lee 48
    Emma-lee 48 11 days ago +4

    Lin Manual Miranda would be proud!

  • Natalicious
    Natalicious 11 days ago

    Count Olaf slays.

  • William Tindal
    William Tindal 11 days ago

    Anybody else get the feeling NPH kind of looks like Barney Stinson

  • Alicea Webb
    Alicea Webb 11 days ago

    NPH: You cant throw away your...shot
    Me: **Screams so loudly*

  • Ben Carson
    Ben Carson 11 days ago

    OMG Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo good NPH Is the best as Count Olaf

  • Lou Bradly
    Lou Bradly 11 days ago

    This was the best thing I've ever seen

  • Miruna Sima
    Miruna Sima 11 days ago

    Mhmmmm that suit

  • Charles Janzen
    Charles Janzen 11 days ago

    I bet James Corden is kinda gay for NPH now.

  • Mariana Kadirvel
    Mariana Kadirvel 11 days ago

    Wait, but what does GEICO actually stand for?

  • Princess Ornelas
    Princess Ornelas 11 days ago

    James:”Are you sure you want to do this Harris?”
    James:”PATRICK Harris”
    James:”NEIL Patrick Harris?”
    NPH:” Yeah. Are YOU James Patrick Harris?”
    James:”Well my middle name is ‘Kimberly’, so you look stupid!”

  • Matisse Canale
    Matisse Canale 12 days ago


  • Gregory Mullins
    Gregory Mullins 12 days ago

    Actually NPH sang two songs from musicals in which he was the lead in. . .(one being the Tony Award winning role of Hedwig).

  • kiikat
    kiikat 12 days ago

    This is amazing. And the boys' reactions in the background are so cute

  • Elsa avander
    Elsa avander 13 days ago


  • Rampraksh Yadav
    Rampraksh Yadav 13 days ago

    suit up it's gonna be legen wait for it dary

    DEMIxGODxSHADOW 13 days ago

    NPH is the best. Love Dr horrible.

  • Rosa._.Brown
    Rosa._.Brown 13 days ago

    Choking on laughter throughout this whole thinggg

  • Maya Hart
    Maya Hart 14 days ago +6

    Petition for Neil Patrick Harris to play Hamilton!?

    • Ben Marquez
      Ben Marquez 6 days ago

      bag_this_baguette 😂

    • bag_this_baguette
      bag_this_baguette 8 days ago +2

      Erin Ohare or eliza

    • Maya Hart
      Maya Hart 13 days ago

      Ben Marquez I can just imagine him putting on a French accent 😂

    • Ben Marquez
      Ben Marquez 13 days ago +1

      Erin Ohare I think they already chose Michael Luwoye’s replacement. I think NPH would be hilarious as Lafayette and Jefferson though

  • Mashed Potato
    Mashed Potato 14 days ago

    I literally knew my shot was coming lol

  • WrestlingWithPokémon!

    NPH singing Hamilton made my day better honestly

  • Teddy
    Teddy 14 days ago

    I binged all of Neils openings on the Tony Awards and this year finally saw all of James, I needed this

  • Emma McKenzie
    Emma McKenzie 15 days ago +1


  • MisterCool
    MisterCool 15 days ago

    So is James a professional singer or not? He always sounds good when he does these competitions.

  • Jemima Pearson
    Jemima Pearson 16 days ago +7

    Who else checked to see what James Corden’s middle name actually was?

    And yes it is Kimberley.

  • Kelsey Cheek
    Kelsey Cheek 16 days ago

    NPH had such an amazing voice! Sugar daddy!!!!😍😘😍😘 I watch him sing that all the time 💟💟💟💟 one of my favorite songs, so sexy 💞💞💞💞

  • aleks ander
    aleks ander 17 days ago

    None of them can sing,,, shut the fuck up

  • Sherry Mae Balasta
    Sherry Mae Balasta 17 days ago +5


  • Chris Teschke
    Chris Teschke 17 days ago

    Simply brilliant!

  • jaberjaws
    jaberjaws 17 days ago

    the filharmonics faces during the NPH song was priceless. i love these riff offs

  • chant asmagoria
    chant asmagoria 18 days ago

    im so happy they did My Shot at the end💕

    NIGHTWING 18 days ago +1

    I really don't like NPH's singing

  • riley X james
    riley X james 18 days ago

    Guys that’s clearly Count Olaf in disguise

  • Dragon Queen
    Dragon Queen 19 days ago

    I SHIP IT!

  • IzzyGyrl
    IzzyGyrl 19 days ago

    Oh dear god this is amazing. I need more of this. NOW

  • PassingThePeace
    PassingThePeace 20 days ago +1

    Not to be picky (well, maybe I AM being "picky"), but "GEICO" stands for Government Employees Insurance COmpany; there's no "General..."

  • join the fist
    join the fist 20 days ago

    lol, he is good

  • L S
    L S 20 days ago

    Love it!

  • Harleen Quinzel
    Harleen Quinzel 20 days ago

    I love randomly coming across Hamilton songs

    • Harleen Quinzel
      Harleen Quinzel 19 days ago

      Thank you sooo much

    • Chelsea Ohler
      Chelsea Ohler 20 days ago

      Harleen Quinzel the song was Sugar Daddy from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Neil Patrick Harris won Best Lead Actor for his performance in that show. That’s also why James Corden was objecting so much when he started singing it-unfair advantage since he already won an award with it. He performed it at the Tony awards that year he won, too.
      As a side note, if you want to see some more of his singing you can look up the opening performances from the Tony Awards-he hosted 4 or 5 times and usually did a song for the opening. They’re usually pretty fun to watch.

  • Elizabeth Cortes
    Elizabeth Cortes 20 days ago


  • CatMags
    CatMags 21 day ago

    Hamilton is the best!

  • Hannes Wille
    Hannes Wille 21 day ago +1

    It's a bit ironic that 2 british guys sing a song about defiying british rule of the colonies on american television for americans pleasure. I'm sure that their ancestors would be a bit dissapointed at least. XD

  • Charlie InABeanie
    Charlie InABeanie 21 day ago

    The Philharmonic in the background absolutely MAKE this 😂💚

  • 1 hora com Hélio
    1 hora com Hélio 22 days ago +3

    who else things neil patrick harris looks like the skinny version of james corden

  • Cameran Williams
    Cameran Williams 22 days ago

    I kinda wanted some newsies in there

  • Awaiting Approval
    Awaiting Approval 24 days ago

    7:52 "Did I nail that?"
    "Yeah dude"

  • Lizzie_164
    Lizzie_164 24 days ago

    James Corden has such And Peggy energy

  • Cami W
    Cami W 24 days ago +1

    Aw snap break out the Broadway musical theater talent. Some people have rap battles, we have this.

  • Cami W
    Cami W 24 days ago

    Snap! Doogie Howser!

  • noreen allen
    noreen allen 24 days ago

    i love hamilton and that ending made my DAY

  • Tommy Griffin
    Tommy Griffin 24 days ago

    I can’t stand James Corden’s voice

  • Dani Phillips
    Dani Phillips 25 days ago

    I knew Hamilton was gonna be in here somwhere😂

  • Ace 1o7
    Ace 1o7 25 days ago


  • John Stark
    John Stark 25 days ago

    Sorry folks, but I'm a 72-year-old guy that believes NPH is a freaking natural treasure. I've come to learn and accept over the years that what folks do behind doors is their business, not mine. I absolutely love the person and the talent of NJPH!

  • mete bulut
    mete bulut 25 days ago

    All that jazz my favourite

  • Hanji Animates
    Hanji Animates 25 days ago

    "the f**k did you just say"

  • anna lytical
    anna lytical 25 days ago +1


  • Aceglrl __
    Aceglrl __ 25 days ago

    The tall one with glasses was just having a good time

  • Grace R
    Grace R 25 days ago

    Beautiful James!

  • Brianna Carlson
    Brianna Carlson 26 days ago +1

    Fantastic, still made me laugh!

  • Alex K
    Alex K 26 days ago +4

    Neil singing "Sugar Daddy" killed me