Daft Punk Cancels Gig at Colbchella '13 - Dance Party Ensues

August 7, 2013 -

Brett Blackman

After a week of hype and anticipation, Daft Punk canceled their appearance on last night's episode of the "Colbert Report." According to  Pitchfork, this was due to a contractual conflict with MTV concerning the electro duo's scheduled appearance at the VMAs. This would have been Daft Punk's first television appearance since the release of their internationally acclaimed album, Random Access Memories. In light of the unfortunate situation, Colbert preceded to rip into MTV, declaring to his studio audience that he had been, "Daft Punk'd!" After bringing Ashton Kutcher (Creator of MTV's Punk'd) onstage for some brief tomfoolery, Colbert struck a pose, dropped the beat, and jumped into what may be the largest internetwork dance party of all time.

With guest appearances by Jeff BridgesHugh LaurieJimmy FallonBryan CranstonJon Stewart Nick CannonMatt Damon, Henry Kissinger, and an impromptu performance on America's Got Talent, Colbert played to the internet's love of randomness and cross referential spectacles, giving everyone something to laugh about. Well, everyone except the representatives from Hyundai (sponsor of the Daft Punk performance), they were not amused.



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