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'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' - Everything You Need to Know

Matthew Published On Fri Jan 24 2020   Modified On Mon Jan 27 2020
'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' - Everything You Need to Know

Here's all that you need to know about Comedy Central's new series 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens'!

Streaming services are taking over the entertainment industry, that's no news. But even in this era of internet dominated times, Comedy Central managed to stay on top of its game. That's because the American pay television channel knows it, top viewers.

Dudes, no matter male or female, enjoying the comfort of their couches slurping bongs high off their minds, they're Comedy Central's majority viewers among others. And Comedy Central perfectly realizes that so it brews contents like its new show 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' starring the awkwardly comedic actress Nora Lum aka Awkwafina herself.

'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' debuted in Comedy Central in January 22.

'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' debuted in Comedy Central in January 22.
Source: Comedy Central Press

Tonight marks the debut of Comedy Central's 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' co-created by Awkwafina, Teresa Hsiao and showrunner Karey Dornetto. Nora is a delightful engagement in the new show considering the fact that the TV channel's previous series 'Broad City' left quite a void in its viewer's hearts.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens

All set to premiere on January 22, 2020, the show is a half-hour scripted comedy coming from the unmarried Awkwafina's own life experiences growing up in Queens, NY.

Watch: Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens Season 1 Trailer | Rotten Tomatoes TV

Comedy Central wrote about the series,

Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.

Karey Dornetto, the showrunner for Awkwafina is Nora From Queens, said in an interview that the viewers got nothing to worry about the first season's ending resembling the fate of Game of Thrones.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens Cast

Based on her own life, the new show stars $4 million rich Awkwafina in the main role as a fictionalized version of herself. Lori Tan Chinn, the 71 years old actress best known for her performance as 'Mei Chang' on the Netflix series 'Orange is The New Black', plays Nora's grandmother who helps raise the two children.

The 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' cast.

The 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' cast.
Source: Fortune

Appearing beside the two is Bowen Yang who portrays the character of Nora's cousin living with her. Chrissie Fit and Jonathan Park have recurring roles in the roles as 'Melanie' and 'Doug' respectively. 

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Likewise, BD Wong and Jennifer Esposito are special guests starring as Nora's father and 'Brenda' in the show. The famous 'Melinda May' from 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Ming-Na Wen also guest stars the series as Sandra.

Renewed For the Second Season Even Before Release

It looks like Comedy Central loved the idea of Awkwafina as Nora From Queens a lot, and decided to give the series an early second season renewal even before the first premiered on January 22.

The 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' was renewed for the second season even before release.

The 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' was renewed for the second season even before release.
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Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, co-heads of Original Content at Comedy Central stated,

We are in awe of Awkwafina’s creative genius on every level and we could not be more excited to embark on season two with the entire Lin family in ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens.

The semi-autobiography of Nora Lum's life shows her as a somewhat directionless late-20-something living with her father (BD Wong, “Mr. Robot”) and grandma (Lori Tan Chinn, “Orange Is the New Black”) in Queens. The actress is trying to figure out what she wants with her life like most of us are, and how she's going to get it.

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Awkwafina is Nora From Queens's premiere on January 22 sent the whole of internet into a frenzy and the series holds an approval rating of 87% in Rotten Tomato.

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