Daft Punk was supposed to perform on the Colbert Report but the morons at Viacom forced them to cancel due to an upcoming gig on MTV’s Video Music Awards show. Citing contractual exclusivity, the powers that be decided Colbert should get the Daft Shaft. Of course, Colbert was not too happy about this.
Best line: “If Daft Punk were on my show, people wouldn’t tune into see them on the VMAs almost a month from now. That’s how music works. You love a band, you see them once, then never want to see them again. That’s why after the Beatles went on Ed Sullivan, they dropped off the face of the Earth. I think Ringo ended up working as a train conductor.”
Watch the wonderful rant below: