Conversation with creator Sharon Horgan, stars of the show Carrie Fisher and her dog Gary. Moderated by New York Magazine's Alex Jung
Series creators and stars of critically-acclaimed comedy Catastrophe Sharon Horgan and star Carrie Fisher discuss the process behind creating a whip smart show about an Irish woman and an American man who, after making a bloody mess as they struggled to fall in love in London, have embarked on a series of best-attempts to clear it up and generally do the right thing. Carrie Fisher's dog Gary who also appears in the show will also be on stage.
Sharon Horgan is an Irish actress, writer and director. Her BBC show, Pulling was nominated for two BAFTAs for Best Sitcom and Best Comedy Performance. She has created, written and starred in comedy shows, including Angelo’s (C5), Free Agents (C4) and Dead Boss (BBC). Sharon is currently writing the second series of Catastrophe, with Rob Delaney. She is also writing Divorce, a sitcom for HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Sharon co-owns the independent television production company Merman with producer Clelia Mountford.
(Story), actress, writer, and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, made her film debut in Shampoo
and became a cultural icon playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars
trilogy. She starred in such hits as When Harry Met Sally
, Hannah and Her Sisters
,and The Blues Brothers
. Her television credits include “Laverne & Shirley” and “Sex and the City,” and her appearance in “30 Rock” was Emmy Award-nominated. Fisher’s bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, netted her the Los Angeles PEN Literary Award for Best First Novel, and her Postcards screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film starred Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed:Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, Wishful Drinking, and Shockaholic. Her one-woman Broadway show Wishful Drinking was filmed for HBO and was Emmy-nominated. Most recently Fisher reprised her role of Princess Leia in the record breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens
. She can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Amazon series “Catastrophe” and is completing her latest book The Princess Diarist
out this fall.