Tig Notaro explained to the AV Club why her role on Star Trek: Discovery is so limited.
Tig Notaro isn’t upset that she’s only a recurring character on Star Trek: Discovery. A recurring character since the second season, Notaro plays Jett Reno, an adaptly named character. Her involvement has been a huge hit as she’s not just a well-known figure in front of the camera but well respected stand-up comic, writer, and director as well.
Needless to say, she’s quite busy. So when speaking to the AV Club, she revealed why her role on Discovery is what it is;
"I love it. There is something so fun and freeing about not being the producer, not being the writer, not being the star. One of the fun parts about Star Trek: Discovery, for me, is that they let me just pop in from time to time. Often I hear like, “Oh, they don’t use you enough,” or, “How come they’re not letting you…?” I’m like, “Star Trek lets me do whatever.” I have a full career doing stand-up and other projects and the fact that they’re so flexible with making my schedule work—I’m so lucky, and it’s so fun to have other people write for me and nail it. Star Trek, whenever I get a script, I’m like, “Oh, I can’t wait to see what my character is going to say.” That was the thing with Army Of The Dead. I just really enjoyed saying those lines."
A career surge in 2021
Tig Notaro is no stranger to success, and she’s been quite the renowned comedian. Yet, to say her profile started to rise with her appearance on Discovery wouldn’t be a lie. Since she joined Star Trek, more and more people are starting to get to know Notaro.
She’s even had a fairly big role in Zach Snyder’s Army of the Dead film, where she was digitally added to the film to replace Chris D’Elia. Her involvement with the film only helped to bolster her stock.
Now that Star Trek: Discovery is back on track for season four, Notaro will be back for that as well, though to what degree is unknown. She previously stated that her involvement would be limited, but she would still be going.