T.J. Miller, Stephen Colbert Poke Fun at NASA's Mars Mission Requirements

"She always wanted to do it in the morning, and I was like, 'I'm on Mars time, baby.'"
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T.J. Miller and Stephen Colbert

NASA is looking for Mars mission candidates who sleep late and eat meat — requirements that Stephen Colbert and T.J. Miller found ripe for comedy.

The Silicon Valley star stopped by Wednesday's Late Show in a bathrobe and a dirty shirt to play Donnie Barnett, a promising Mars candidate.

"I've been training hard ever since I got fired from the food truck," he told Colbert before chewing on a steak upon an alert from his meat beeper. "You gotta really want it. It’s hard work."

So what is training like? "I wake up between 9 and 11 p.m., I watch Bones, then I order a little Hut — Meat Lover’s, obviously. Then I pet the dog, invite the dog onto the couch, then fight the dog for the Hut. Then, before you know it, I’m back to training in bed, sleeping like a little baby."

Plus, he's used to "total isolation" since he just broke up with his girlfriend. "She always wanted to do it in the morning, and I was like, 'I'm on Mars time, baby.'"

Watch the video below.

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