Carrie Fisher to reel in audiences in Brea

October 5, 2012 by  

Carrier Fisher, most commonly known for her role in Star Wars, will perform at the Improv comedy club in Brea towards the end of the month.

Daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, she became known the world over as Princess Leia in the original three Star Wars movies. In 1975, she debuted opposite Warren Beatty in Shampoo. Since then, she has starred numerous movies including When Harry Met Sally, The Blues Brothers, and Charlie’s Angels. Her comedy act covers the gamut from those Star Wars moments to her famous family and her issues with drug addiction and mental illness.

In 1987, she became a novelist with the successful and semi-autobiographical ‘Postcards from the Edge’, winner of the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel and later turned into a motion picture. Her fifth novel was published in 2011.

Fisher has won a number of awards for ‘Wishful Drinking’ – her one woman show. She has also received accolades for her work in fighting mental illness and raising awareness of the issues surrounding it. Having been affect by bipolar disorder and addiction herself, she is a speaker in particularly high demand.

Tickets for the shows are $30-$35 and it takes place from October 25 – 28. Guests must be age 18 and over. The Improv is located at 120 South Brea Boulevard, Brea, and its staff may be contemplating the fact that posters from printing companies are a great way to advertise visiting artists and make great souvenirs from comedy venues.