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COMEDY CENTRAL PREMIERES THE FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS ON 18 MARCH IN ASIA

Episodes From the Series Directed By Emmy-Nominated® Actress/Director Natasha Lyonne, Lucia Aniello, Jamie Babbit, The Daniels, Steven Tsuchida and Anu Valia

Illustrious Roster of Guest Stars Include Michelle Buteau, Jamie Chung, Laverne Cox, Jennifer Esposito, Bella Heathcote, David Krumholtz, Natasha Lyonne, Harry Shum Jr., Ming-Na Wen, Jaboukie Young-White and more

  

 

ASIA, 13 March 2020 – Comedy Central will premiere the highly-anticipated Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, on Wednesday, 18 March at 9pm (WIB/ TH), 10pm (SG / MAL / PH / TW / HK) and 11pm (MAL – Astro). The #1 brand in comedy also shared the slate of predominantly female and diverse directors for the 10-episode series: Emmy® Award-nominated actress/director Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Lucia Aniello (Broad City), Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader), The Daniels (Swiss Army Man), Steven Tsuchida (Younger) and Anu Valia (The Other Two).

 

Starring one of the hottest names in Hollywood, Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is a half-hour scripted comedy loosely based on Awkwafina’s (Nora Lum) real life growing up in Flushing. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.

 

Stay tuned for an all-star roster of guest stars including 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., Melissa Villaseñor, Ming-Na Wen and Jaboukie Young-White.

 

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is executive produced by Nora Lum, Karey Dornetto, Lucia Aniello, Teresa Hsiao, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First. Sarah Babineau and Rachel Olson are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

 

Comedy Central

Comedy Central gives audiences access to a world of super funny, personally relatable, culturally relevant, and provocative comedy that tells the funny truths of life, every day and everywhere. From award-winning late-night, scripted and animated series to stand-up specials, short-form and sketch digital content, Comedy Central has it all.  Comedy Central is part of ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC). The Comedy brands are seen in more than 150 countries and territories via more than 30 locally programmed and operated TV channels, reaching more than 227 million homes outside the US.

 

Media Contact

Charmaine Huet, Charmaine.huet@vimn.com

Yvette Yeo, Yvette.yeo@vimn.com

 

 

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