Good news for Carrie Fisher’s fans who want to remember the actress and appreciate her talent outside of the Star Wars franchise too. This weekend, Toronto, a comedy special that Fisher filmed in Montreal last summer is going to be released on TV. It’s a nice way to celebrate her work with a new project that hasn’t been seen until now. Although it may sadden many that have been deeply affected by their idol’s passing, it will be bitter sweet because of the genre of the project. We are sure that between the tears many of us will also laugh our hearts out.
The late Fisher hosts an episode of “Just For Laughs: All Access” in which she shares anecdotes between introducing various stand-up acts, including Cristela Alonzo and Canadian comics Ivan Decker and Nathan Macintosh.
The episode that promises a lot of laughs is going to air on Saturday on the Comedy Network and will also be available on the Comedy Network’s website.
As we have already reported, Carrie Fisher died last month after suffering a heart attack while flying from London to Los Angeles. Although she was promptly taken to the hospital where doctors were able to stabilize her, the actress sadly passed away four days later.
Fisher’s mother Debbie Reynolds died the following day after suffering a stroke most probably caused by the old age along with the pain of losing her daughter.
Because of the untimely passing of the two Hollywood legends, U.S. cable network HBO sped up the release of its documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” which focused on the relationship between the mother-daughter duo.
The Comedy Network did the same, moving up the schedule of their comedy special.
“In a lot of ways, I am Montreal,” Fisher says in the special.
“Our exteriors are beginning to show their age, we’ve both made some questionable financial decisions, and people keep saying we peaked in the 70s.”