Stephen Colbert and a mixed bag of celebrities—Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston, and sort of Henry Kissinger—rock out to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”

Just had to reblog this Colbert clip from E Online:

Colbchella, Stephen Colbert

                   

The word last night from Stephen Colbert? How about “Daft Punked?”

After getting word that Daft Punk canceled out on The Colbert Report Tuesday night, at the last minute so they could make a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, the faux pundit had a little fun at the Robots’ expense.

Colbert kicked off the show by welcoming Colbert Nation to “Stephen Colbchella ‘013,” his now-annual summer musical bash, which was to feature Daft Punk performing their mega-hit “Get Lucky” or, as the funnyman called it, “the song of the summer of the century.”

But what his fans didn’t expect was for Colbert to start bashing the reclusive electronica duo, referring to them as “The Artists formerly booked as Daft Punk.”

“Now they’re not here tonight and I have accepted a lot of money from our Colbchella sponsor, Hyundai, so not delivering the song of the summer is a real kick in my balls,” the Comedy Central star informed viewers.

He then added that he’d been “daft punk’d,” at which point he brought out Punk’d purveyor Ashton Kutcher for a quick exchange.

“So Ashton, Daft Punk not being here, did I get punk—ED?” asked Colbert.

“No, you got f–k—ED,” quipped the Jobs star.

Colbert subsequently proceeded to explain (with the aid of a little booze) that Comedy Central’s corporate bosses at Viacom, which also owns MTV, pretty much left him hanging, having already cashed a check from Hyundai.

“We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago. Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards,” Colbert said, then purposefully letting the cat out of the bag, added, “Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago.”

But the comedian wasn’t going to let a little no-show get him down. With or without Daft Punk, a defiant Colbert vowed to give his audience the dance party he promised—and that he did, with a few special guest stars to boot.

“I don’t care what MTV allows. My audience gets the song of the summer if they want it and I don’t even need Daft Punk to choose my show over the VMAs to get it. This is Colbchella, goddamnit, and it is time to dance,” he yelled.

At that point, “Get Lucky” started up and Colbert began dancing around his studio, lip-synching the song, at which point he ran into Hugh Laurie, whom he promptly punched out. Stephen then took the party outside, getting down with Jeff Bridges and Jimmy Fallon on the set of NBC’s Late Night, before heading on over to Charlie Rose‘s PBS show, where he crashed an interview with the cast of Breaking Bad and mugged for the camera with Bryan Cranston.

The hilarity continued from there with a virtual disco dance floor and more cameos from the likes of Rockettes, a bearded Jon Stewart, still on hiatus from The Daily Show, and Matt Damon. Colbert even turned up on America’s Got Talent!

Enjoy!

(better if viewed full screen)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12sl9h_colbert-dances-to-daft-punk-s-get-lucky_music

Jon Stewart: ‘What Is It With You People And’ Bestiality?

Epic episode of The Daily Show last night. Couldn’t find a Hulu version of clip, so I’ll just have to be satisfied with providing a link for those who are interested. The following article by Brett LoGiurato is from Business Insider:

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart hit back at the Republican rebranding efforts on Wednesday, chiding conservatives for some recent comments on social issues. Particularly, he took aim at recent comments equating gay marriage and bestiality.

Stewart highlighted a clip from rising GOP star Ben Carson, who said last week that gays and “people who believe in bestiality” should not be allowed to change the longstanding definition of marriage.

“You get that one of those things is not like the other, right?” Stewart said. “It’s like saying, ‘I believe the law grants the same rights to all of us — whether we be Christians or rapists. It’s nothing to do with anything.”

Stewart also chided Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, who recently equated limits on gun magazine capacity to gay marriage and bestiality.

“What is it with you people and the animal f—ing?!” Stewart said.

Here is the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central.

 

 

“The Daily Show” Thursday night in which Jon Stewart reads a revised Seuss: Oh, The People Who Hate You:

 

“Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present. We can’t even begin to discuss 30,000 gun deaths that are actually happening in reality every year because a few of us must remain vigilant against Imaginary Hitler.” ~ Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

It’s been a crap day. Writing would only bring out the worst in me. So here’s Jon Stewart on gun control from last night’s show:

And here is part two:

Even with a cold and obviously straining to keep his voice, Stewart delivered the kind of steady, thoughtful, intelligent commentary that has been sorely lacking since December. I was amazed and impressed.

And by the way, don’t go on hiatus again, Stewart. Things always happen when you are gone . . .

More later.

“Who are you, and what have you done with crazy Joe Biden” ~ Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show” (Monday, October 15, 2012)

“Not mathematically possible.” ~ Joe Biden in response to statement by Paul Ryan in VP debate

Tonight’s “Daily Show” was epic in so many ways, but especially in his review of the Biden/Ryan debate from last Thursday. Stewart summed it up Fox Noise’s response: “Joe Biden was an angry, demented, abusive, drunk, old crazy person…who mopped the floor with our guy.” Stewart also acknowledged the excoriating moderating job by Martha Raddatz: “I don’t know what it was, but the lost language of journalism being spoken on modern television!”

I’m posting the Hulu link so that you can watch in case you missed, but below are screen shots from Jon Stewart’s interview with author J. K. Rowling. Loved it!

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?

 

I really wish that I could find a way around the inability to put Comedy Central videos in WordPress posts, but until I do, I’m going to have to settle for links. This one is from Monday night’s “Daily Show” with an epic Stewart piece on how the funding for Big Bird et al is miniscule in comparison to other budget line items. And by the way Lou Dobbs can’t do math . . .

Here’s part of a piece by Meenal Vamburkar followed by a link to the clip:

On Monday night, Jon Stewarttook on the presidential debate. In particular, the Big Bird Debacle of 2012. “Who fires Big Bird?” Stewart asked. Then proceeding to mock the reasoning behind the conservative outrage over federal funding for PBS.

You’d think cutting Sesame Street funding wouldn’t make much of a dent in grand scheme of things, Stewart observed, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Eight million taxpayer dollars fund the show.

Not a huge line in the budget, but it’s about principle! Cue Lou Dobbs‘ criticizing President Obama for wanting to cut $4 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. That’s only 0.0008 percent of the $5 trillion Obama’s added to the deficit, Dobbs exclaimed.

Thus, by conservative logic, Stewart pondered, eight million is greater than four billion? And why do conservatives feel so strongly anyway? The answer lies in many angry comments that include “propaganda” and “brainwashing.”

So Fox News is “upset that empty-headed puppets are trying to brainwash and indoctrinate Americans?”

“Perhaps you could sue them,” Stewart quipped. “The charge could be copyright infringement.”

Jon Stewart Tears Into Conservative Outrage Over Funding Sesame Street’s ‘Propaganda,’ ‘Brainwashing’.