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Daft Punk cancelled on Stephen Colbert

Daft Punk cancelled on Stephen Colbert
August 7, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Daft Punk and Stephen Colbert

If you caught last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, you missed a hell of a show. Apparently, Daft Punk was supposed to perform on Stephen Colbert‘s show in honor of Colbchella (presented by Hundai!) until a wrench got thrown into the mix: Turns out Daft Punk is performing at the MTV VMAs later this month, and because they had already signed an exclusivity contract, Stephen basically got screwed out of a performance at the last minute. Thankfully, according to Entertainment Weekly, he was able to turn it around in the most spectacular way possible …

I’m up all night to get lucky enough to hit live TV just in time for the greatest Colbert Report music video of all time — a dance party to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” featuring Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston (pictured), Jimmy Fallon, Henry Kissinger (?!), the Rockettes, Jon Stewart via satellite, the entire production of America’s Got Talent, and more.

Well, the good news is that Stephen’s a consummate showman, so at this point he knows how to take a potential liability and completely turn it around. Seriously, in a lesser comedian’s hands this would have fallen apart, but he got creative and he spun a huge negative into an even bigger positive.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.