Daft Punk was supposed to be the guest on The Colbert Report last night, but pulled out of the engagement.
Instead Stephen found out a few days before that MTV/Viacom was pulling the plug on his special event because Daft Punk is scheduled for a surprise appearance at VMAs and it was just too much exposure for them. As Stephen correctly points out when covering for the band, it is not exactly in French DNA to work twice in one month. Still, major bummer… Or not.
Because of course Colbert decided to dedicate the entire show to the snubbing and produce what I’m 100% certain was the superior episode, complete with MTV exec shaming, another song of summer performance, and — of course — leading a “Get Lucky” dance party bonanza with guest appearances Bryan Cranston, Hugh Laurie, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon, Henry Kissinger (yes, Henry Kissinger!) and many, many more.
Well, I guess the MTV appearance won't be a surprise now! Uproxx has the story of what happened, complete with more videos and gifs. Link