By Megan McCluskey
December 11, 2015

Audience members at The Late Late Show got quite the surprise when Thursday night’s episode began. Instead of host James Corden, the curtain opened to reveal Justin Bieber. The 21-year-old singer took to the stage to deliver the opening monologue and, after the crowd settled down, started cracking jokes like a pro.

“Today, President Obama revealed that his favorite song of 2015 was ‘How Much a Dollar Cost’ by Kendrick Lamar,” Bieber said. “And not to be outdone, Hillary [Clinton] revealed that her favorite song of 2015 was ‘Whatever Will Get You to Like Me.'”

However, he was soon interrupted by an angry Corden — dressed in a bathrobe and towel turban — storming in from backstage. At least Biebs still got to roll the titles.

Watch the full video below.

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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