Stood up by Daft Punk, Stephen Colbert did exactly what I teach my clients to do, if you land a lemon, make lemonade. But was he really set up?
The comedian and host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central debuted the video Aug. 6 on his show, explaining that the electronic pop duo had cancelled their guest appearance at the last minute because of a contractual agreement to perform only on MTV leading up to the network’s Video Music Awards.
This is quite possibly one of the funniest skits I’ve seen in a long time.
Colbert’s video, a dance extravaganza that featured appearances by star power such as Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, the Rockettes and even U.S. statesman Henry Kissinger, was an immediate hit, but its smooth production and high-wattage star appearances led to speculation that the video was nothing more than an elaborate publicity stunt for the duo’s performance on the VMA’s, particularly because MTV and Comedy Central are owned by the same corporation (Viacom).
Conclusion, not only is Wall Street nothing but a pump and dump, it would appear Hollywood is too. Who cares though, like Ichan pumping Apple recently via Twitter, this is as funny as it gets.
Get through the 15 second commercial, it’s worth your time.