For several weeks, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert has been promoting an upcoming appearance by the electronic group Daft Punk on his show, The Colbert Report. Daft Punk was originally signed to play its hit song Get Lucky as part of “Colbchella”, Colbert’s annual music festival. Only a few days before the show, however, Daft Punk canceled their appearance in favor of playing the MTV music awards next week. In a flash, Colbert was left without his star act on what was to perhaps be his most watched show of the year.
But as we’ve learned so many times before, no one gets the better of Stephen Colbert.
Colbert opens the show by noting that he has been “Daft Punk’d”, and invites the show’s first special guest, Ashton Kutcher to let him know that everything has been one big joke. Unfortunately, Kutcher notes that Colbert has just been “Daft f---ed”.
Colbert has been sighted in the past week at multiple TV tapings, wandering on stage and dancing for seemingly no reason. Colbert’s antics finally made sense after he announced that the song of the summer would play on, and started to dance to Get Lucky live on stage. For the next five minutes, a full Colbert Get Lucky music video airs that includes Hugh Laurie, Matt Damon, Nick Cannon, Jimmy Fallon, Jeff Goldblum, an entire cheer squad, and others dancing and singing along with Colbert.
Yet again, Colbert has turned a potential disaster into something awesome. The Colbert Colbchella party should not be missed, and will go down as one of Colbert’s greatest moments.