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Daft Punk Didn’t Play Colbert Because They’ll Appear At The MTV Video Music Awards

UPDATE: Due to the fact that Robin Thicke’s performance was taped last Tuesday, at which point he made a prescient comment about Daft Punk cancelling, some have questioned whether the robots were ever scheduled to appear at all. But Colbert’s report still holds up. According to NY Times negotiations between MTV and Comedy Central had… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2013 - 10:02 am

Daft Punk To Do Colbert Next Week

It’s tough to imagine how this will work, exactly, since Daft Punk have never done the late-night show gauntlet. But Pitchfork reports that the duo will be guests on The Colbert Report this coming Tuesday. At this point, that’s all we know. Maybe they’ll unmask and do a full interview. Maybe they’ll sit silent and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 2, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Watch The Postal Service Play The Colbert Report With Jenny Lewis

Back when the Postal Service recorded Give Up a decade ago, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello weren’t famous enough to warrant TV time, either together or as separate entities. But time and growing cult status have a way of changing things, and the reunited Postal Service made their TV debut on last night’s episode of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 9:01 am

Watch Paul McCartney Play Colbert

Last night, Paul McCartney more or less took over The Colbert Report for a special hour-long episode, which focused on a Wings reunion and featured a whopping six performances. In a 12-minute interview, McCartney hung with Colbert comedically, perhaps because Colbert wasn’t going to absolutely skewer a fucking Beatle. And over the course of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2013 - 10:01 am

Watch The National Play Colbert

Last night, a night after they served as musical guests on Letterman, the National returned to TV, bringing their debonair and sophisticated gloom-rock to The Colbert Report. On Letterman, though, nobody expected them to sit for an interview. And on Colbert, the clearly nervous-as-fuck singer Matt Berninger had to speak on camera to Stephen Colbert,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2013 - 9:00 am

Watch Iggy And The Stooges On The Colbert Report

Iggy Pop has certain things in life figured out, and one of them is this: You don’t attempt to go joke-for-joke with Stephen Colbert when you’re on his show. Instead, Iggy, Colbert’s guest last night, was just his leathery acid-casualty self during his interview segment with Colbert, and he gave his impression of Link Wray’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2013 - 10:00 am

Watch Dave Grohl On Colbert

Last night Dave Grohl appeared on The Colbert Report to talk about his new documentary Sound City. The film is about the now-closed legendary studio where a number of artists from Rick Springfield to Stevie Nicks recorded, as well as where Nirvana’s Nevermind was made. Below, watch Grohl and Colbert talk about its genesis and… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 14, 2013 - 10:57 am

Watch Ben Gibbard, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann & Jon Wurster Play Colbert

Last night, Ben “Bucket Of Laughs” Gibbard served as the latest in a long line of musicians to sit for interviews with Stephen Colbert, and the interview went as awkwardly as they usually do. Two thirds of the way in, there’s an extended joke about how utterly uninteresting a human being Gibbard is. He ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

Watch Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon Cover “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” On Colbert

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert signed off his show with an old timey Christmas carol, “Good King Wencesles,” joined by Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin. Last night, he signed off his entire 2012 season with a performance of a more modern Christmas classic, Lennon and Ono’s “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over).” This time he stayed o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012 - 10:30 am

Watch Michael Stipe, Mandy Patinkin & Stephen Colbert Sing “Good King Wencesles”

Michael Stipe pulled double duty yesterday in NYC, hitting MSG to duet “Losing My Religion” with Chris Martin at the 12.12.12. Concert after doing this bit of Christmas caroling on The Colbert Report. It’s not the first time Stipe’s turned up on the Colbert set to sing with Stephen, sat in that little wall shelf… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 13, 2012 - 11:26 am

Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent On Colbert

Last night, David Byrne & St. Vincent took to The Colbert Report to play Love This Giant cuts “Who” and “Weekend In The Dust.” They also sat down to chat with Stephen about post-Sandy NYC. Watch all of it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 2, 2012 - 9:26 am

Watch Morrissey On Colbert

The combination of Stephen Colbert and Morrissey is such a stark, extreme contrast between two very different forms of archness that I’m surprised the universe didn’t find some incredibly withering way to explode when the two of them sat down across from each other. During their interview, Colbert baited Morrissey about both his hatred for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2012 - 10:28 am

Watch Ben Folds Five On Colbert

Last night, the reunited Ben Folds Five showed up on The Colbert Report, and during the interview segment, Colbert went right for the years-old there’s-only-three-of-you bit. The band, all of whom sat for the interview, gave off a deer-in-the-headlights vibe that usually only scientists with books to promote display on this particular show. They also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012 - 9:09 am

Watch The Flaming Lips On Colbert

It takes a certain panache to reel off zingers while you’re lying down next to Wayne Coyne in a space capsule, but that’s why Stephen Colbert is on TV and the rest of us aren’t. All week, Colbert has been highlighting the guests at his StePhest Colbchella festival, which went down last weekend on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012 - 9:53 am

Watch Santigold On Colbert

Last week, Stephen Colbert held his StePhest Colbchella festival on the U.S. Intrepid, and all week he’s been showing performances from the festival on his show. We’ve already seen Grizzly Bear’s performance, and last night, Colbert showed us a bit of Santigold. After interviewing her in what looked like a tiny, ancient helicopter, he invited… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 9:50 am

Watch Grizzly Bear Play StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustfest

Last night was Grizzly Bear’s time to shine as part of Stephen Colbert’s StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustfest, and the group showed up to play three songs. Also, they did a highly entertaining interview with Stephen aboard the Intrepid, so don’t miss that. Watch performances of “Two Weeks,” “Sleeping Ute,” “Yet Again” and the interview below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012 - 9:16 am

Grizzly Bear, Flaming Lips Set For StePhest Colbchella ‘012

By acting fast, Stephen Colbert is beating Coachella to the festival-on-a-boat thing. In just over a week, he’ll have a seriously impressive lineup of artists playing on the World War II aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. The show’s lineup: The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Santigold, Grandmaster Flash, and Fun. That’s pretty good! Watch the video of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2012 - 10:09 am

Watch Nas On The Colbert Report

In nearly 20 years of rap stardom, Nas has never displayed anything much in the way of a sense of humor. But credit the man for being game enough to show up on The Colbert Report and squirm while Colbert said stuff like this: “Your ex-wife was Kelis. Was there any problem with the fact… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 18, 2012 - 10:09 am

Watch Regina Spektor Play Colbert

Last night, Regina Spektor became the latest entry in an ever-growing list of musicians who have shown up on The Colbert Report. During her quick interview with Cobert, Spektor came off as being absolutely giddy, and it was pretty charming. And afterwards, she played “Small Town Moon,” one of the songs from her new album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012 - 9:14 am

Watch Jack White Return To Colbert Report

If the interviews on The Colbert Report have suffered a bit in the last couple of years, it’s because the guests, too often, attempt to smirk their way through their interviews, matching Stephen Colbert joke-for-joke. It never works, and it loses the show’s early electricity, in which everyone would talk to Colbert with a sense… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012 - 8:54 am