WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 07, 2013 |
Posted by: Stephanie Orentas
As many of you may have heard by now, Daft Punk was blocked from performing on the Colbert Report last night by MTV. Since Daft Punk was scheduled for a surprise performance at the VMAs later this month (SURPRISE!), MTV and its parent company Viacom, which also owns Comedy Central, decided to keep the French electronic duo from ever taking the proverbial stage so that they wouldn't get "too much exposure."
While we think this is a load of crap, Colbert, being the comedic genius he is, threw together a last-minute replacement segment to the Internet's delight. While there were no dancing robots, Colbert got lucky all over everyone instead, utilizing his super-secret super-friends phone to round up the likes of Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston in disco skates, Matt Damon, and even Jon Stewart via webcam (to name a few) for the most star-studded dance party of the year.
Showing that he cares not about corporate BS, Colbert also enlisted America's Got Talent and even infiltrated Henry Kissinger's office to take part in this highly entertaining middle finger to MTV. In the end, however, everyone wins, as MTV gets to keep its star attraction to the only event keeping the network afloat, and Colbert gave us this gem of a video.