Maria Bamford tells Colbert she was once in a touring Star Trek cast


Maria Bamford shares with Stephen Colbert that one of her early acting jobs was part of a Star Trek touring company that mostly did mall openings.

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There are some really glamours and iconic parts that have come out of the Star Trek franchise, and then there’s being part of a touring company of actors who did mall openings in southern states to promote Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Comedian Maria Bamford was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week and shared that she had the honor of being part of a mall opening Star Trek touring group.

Bamford doesn’t say, but since her career started to take off in the early 1990’s it’s probably fair to say that whatever Star Trek troupe she was in was promoting TNG. Star Trek is as popular in the south now as it is anywhere else, but it might not have had the same following in the early 1990’s. This would not be an enviable gig at all. Honestly we don’t get but a few seconds of information on Bamford’s Trek gig, but it’s still a funny bit.

Check out Comedian Maria Bamford talking her Trek gig on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

It’s funny to think about promotions being done at mall openings. It all seems so quaint now because most promotion is so well coordinated and happens on social media.

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