It's a classic case of "making lemonade when life hands you lemons." After almost a week of hyping a performance by Daft Punk on his show Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert got word that the electronic dance music act would no longer be making an appearance on "The Colbert Report" as they chose to make their first TV appearance since the release of their "Random Access Memories" album at the MTV Video Music Awards instead.
Although visibly pissed at how things turned out, Colbert made the most out of the given situation by churning out "Stephest Colbchella '013" featuring what he dubbed "The Artists formerly booked as Daft Punk" as Daft Punk's hit song "Get Lucky", which he billed as "the song of the summer of the century," played. After realizing that he might have been "Daft Punk'd", Colbert brought out actor and "Punk'd" creator Ashton Kutcher to ask if he'd been "punk-ed," to which the "jOBS" star simply replied, "No, you got f*ck-ed."
Colbert then unleashed an all-star line-up of guests to join him in a "Get Lucky" dance party to offset the supposed performance of the no-show duo. From running into "House M.D." star Hugh Laurie, to trading moves with veteran actor Jeff Bridges on the stairs, then crashing Jimmy Fallon's late-night talk show set and a Charlie Rose interview with Bryan Cranston, and finally walking into Matt Damon inside the "Matt Damon booth", the Colbchella host danced non-stop.
All these actions were before a group of supposed network executives walked out of his show to which Colbert remarked to his viewers, "We'll be right back, I hope," to complete his stunt. It does remain to be seen if Colbert will get into trouble either for bashing Daft Punk on his show which airs on Comedy Central, sister network of MTV, who has exclusivity over the elusive duo or for ratting out on their VMA "surprise" appearance.
Stephen Colbert addresses no-show Daft Punk: