Monday, December 2, 2019

New Comedy 'Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens' Gets Premiere Date on Comedy Central

Comedy Central has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original comedy series Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens created by and starring Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, The Farewell).

The first season will premiere on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:30/9:30c.

Awkwafina stars in the half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing up in Flushing, Queens. Raised by her Dad and Grandma alongside her cousin, Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.

The comedy also stars BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn and Bowen Yang.

Guest stars in the first season include Celia Au, Matthew Broussard, Michelle Buteau, Jamie Chung, Laverne Cox, Deborah S. Craig, Makeda Declet, Jennifer Esposito, Chrissie Fit, Chris Gethard, Bella Heathcote, Carmen M. Herlihy, Stephanie Hsu, David Krumholtz, Simu Liu, Natasha Lyonne, John "Dumbfoundead" Park, Matt Rogers, Harry Shum Jr., Mellisa Villaseñor, Ming-Na Wen and Jaboukie Young-White.

Awkwafina co-created the comedy with Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao. They executive produce with Peter Principato, Itay Reiss and director Lucia Aniello. Artists First produces.