EPISODE NUMBER: 9137 (August 8, 2013) GUESTS:Colum McCann | Matt Damon STAFF CAMEO: Jay Katsir (Jay the Intern) SEGMENTS: Ganjay Supta | Hollywood Heroes | Hollywood Heroes – Matt Damon | The Ronald Wilson Reagan Economic Breathing Zone | Sign Off – “Fifty Shades of Grey” SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | Light blue shirt | Red/navy stripped tie VIDEOS:Thursday, August 8, 2013
Stephen Colbert and his viewers learned the hard way on Tuesday night that MTV’s Video Music Awards are still a force in television and the music industry that is not to be trifled with.
“The Colbert Report” had advertised with fanfare that Daft Punk, the elusive French D.J. duo, would appear on its annual music show. The booking was a coup, since Daft Punk’s media appearances are very rare, and also demonstrated the cachet that Mr. Colbert and his show have acquired. Even the night before, it seemed, everything appeared to be on track. “Stephest Colbchella ’013 starts tomorrow 8/6 with Daft Punk!” Mr. Colbert tweeted late Monday.
But as revealed on the show, the band cancelled because of its obligations to MTV’s awards, where, Mr. Colbert seemed happy to note, Daft Punk was set to make a “surprise” appearance on Aug. 25.
EPISODE NUMBER: 9136 (August 7, 2013) GUESTS:Ashton Kutcher | Mary Kay Henry SEGMENTS: StePhest Colbchella ‘013 – Disco Decepticons | Rich White Guys Agreeing with Each Other Alert – Neil Cavuto | Fast-Food Workers Strike – Mary Kay Henry | SEC vs. Fabulous Fab | Sign Off – Goodnight SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Purple striped tie VIDEOS:Wednesday, August 7, 2013
EPISODE NUMBER: 9135 (August 6, 2013) GUESTS:Daft Punk | Robin Thicke SPECIAL GUESTS: Hugh Laurie | The Rockettes | Jeff Bridges | Jimmy Fallon | Jon Stewart | Charlie Rose | Anna Gunn | Aaron Paul | Vince Gilligan | Bryan Cranston | Matt Damon | Henry Kissinger | Tek Jansen | Mel B | Nick Cannon | Howie Mandel | Heidi Klum | Howard Stern SEGMENTS: StePhest Colbchella ‘013 – The Song of the Summer of the Century | Special Guest Stephen Colbert! | daft punk’d | Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” | Sign Off – Hyundai Executives | Time to Dance SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Red/purple/white stripped tie VIDEOS:Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Daft Punk cancelling turned out to be the greatest thing to happen this summer, and as it turns out, the hardest episode to screen cap. While I work on tonight’s episode guide, please do enjoy Stephen (who knew he could kick so high) and ‘The Rockettes’. Oh, and don’t forget to share your thoughts on tonight’s episode in the comments!!
Welcome to ‘Better Know a Guest’, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show each week.
Hi there Hubsters! My name is Lindsey, and this is my first post as one of the newest members of the Colbert News Hub Staff. I’ll be posting periodically for “Better Know a Guest”. This week’s guest list for the Report features Hugh Laurie, Ashton Kutcher, and Colum McCann. Also, Tuesday is everyone’s favourite music event of the summer — Colbchella ‘013, featuring Daft Punk!