Daft Punk was a no-show on Tuesday's installment of "The Colbert Report."
The TV-shy French duo was set to appear on the Comedy Central program, but due to contractual obligations to the MTV Video Music Awards later this month, they canceled their scheduled performance. Both MTV and Comedy Central are owned by Viacom.
"We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago," host Stephen Colbert said during Tuesday's broadcast. "Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago.”