Daft Punk Forced to Cancel 'Colbert Report' Appearance Due to MTV Contract
Published Aug 06, 2013Daft Punk fans who were excited by the duo's scheduled appearance on The Colbert Report, prepare to have all of your dreams crushed — the duo were forced to cancel their appearance.
Though they were initially scheduled to appear on the show tonight (August 6) for the brilliantly titled "StePhest Colbchella," the group were forced to cancel due to a contract dispute.
Don't read this paragraph if you really care about surprises, we guess, but the duo are scheduled to make a so-called surprise appearance on MTV's VMAs this year, and if they were to appear on Colbert tonight it would've violated the contractual obligation they've made with the VMAs.
Making matters more frustrating, both Comedy Central and MTV are owned by Viacom. If Colbert were to go ahead with a Daft Punk appearance, Viacom would be suing itself.
Either way, StePhest Colbchella looks to be a no go. Instead, watch Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon dance to "Get Lucky" together below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.