Daft Punk stood up Stephen Colbert. So, an all-star cast came to his rescue.

Daft Punk backed out of a scheduled appearance on "The Colbert Report" at the last minute Tuesday night. The singing duo reportedly canceled because of a contractual obligation for the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 25.

Colbert was quick to quip that he'd been "daft punk'd."

"Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards," he told the audience. "Don't tell anyone, because fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago."

Despite being stood up, Colbert still ended up getting lucky.

Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Hugh Laurie and Jimmy Fallon rallied to Colbert's side, performing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" song.


This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appearing on "The Colbert Report." (AP Photo/Comedy
This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appearing on "The Colbert Report." (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Scott Gries) ( Scott Gries )