'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens': Release date, spoilers and all about Comedy Central's show
If you've been waiting patiently for the latest season of 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens', then the wait is over, because Season 2 is finally here!
The series sees Awkwafina get up to all her usual antics, as she tries to navigate through life, all of which is sure to leave you laughing. If you're looking for similar titles, consider -- 'Kim’s Convenience' and 'Fantasy Island'.
Comedy Central's 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' Season 2 premieres on Wednesday, August 18th at 10 pm ET/PT, with a second episode airing at 10.30 pm ET/PT.
Where to watch
You can catch Season 2 of 'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' on Comedy Central.
The synopsis reads, "Creator and writer Awkwafina stars in the Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, NY. 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."
Nora Lum, or as she is known professionally, Awkwafina, is an actress, comedian, rapper, author, and television host. Her claim to fame was her 2012 rap song, 'My Vag' which gained popularity on YouTube. Apart from her music, Awkwafina is known to have an extensive body of work which includes 'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising', 'Ocean's 8', 'Crazy Rich Asians', 'Jumanji: The Next Level' and 'The Farewell'. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for the latter, making her the first woman of Asian descent to win in that category.
B D Wong
Bradley Darryl Wong is an award-winning actor. He has won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theatre World Award for his performance as Song Liling in 'M. Butterfly', making him the only actor to have received all five awards for one role. His other works include 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'Oz', 'Awake', 'Jurassic Park' franchise, 'Gotham', and 'Seven Years in Tibet'. He's also lent his voice to numerous animated characters, such as Captain Li Shang from Disney's 'Mulan' and in 'Mulan II'.
Bowen Yang is an actor, comedian, podcaster, and writer. He is known for his works such as 'Hot White Heist', 'Girls5eva', 'Archer', 'Cicada' and 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend'. He is also a part of the writing staff of Saturday Night Live and later went on to become on-air cast for the show's 45th season, making him the first Chinese-American to do so. He also hosts a comedy pop-culture podcast called 'Las Culturistas' with Matt Rogers.
Chrissie Fit is an actress best known for her role as Mercedes Juarez in 'General Hospital'. Her other works include 'Women Is Losers', 'All My Life', 'Elena of Avalor', 'Pete the Cat', 'Liza on Demand', 'Florida Girls', 'Milkshake', 'Milo Murphy's Law' and 'I'm Sorry'.
Jennifer Esposito is an actress and author. She is known for her roles in 'Crash', 'Summer of Sam', 'Don't Say a Word', 'Taxi', and 'Welcome to Collinwood'. She has also worked on several TV shows, including 'The Looney Tunes Show', 'Spin City', 'Related', 'Samantha Who?', 'Blue Bloods', 'NCIS', 'The Boys' and 'Mistresses'.
Jonathan Edgar Park, popularly known by his stage name, Dumbfoundead is an Argentine-American rapper and actor. An Asian-American rapper, his acting works include 'Sugar and Toys', 'The Mick', 'Watsky: Exquisite Corpse', 'Adventure Time', 'Bodied', 'Kings of Ktown' and 'Power'.
Lori Tan Chinn
Lori Tan Chinn is an actress. Her works include 'Orange Is the New Black', 'Chloe & Theo', 'Final Recipe', 'Miss D', 'The Guitar', 'Year of the Fish', 'Security' and 'Law & Order: Trial by Jury'.
A Chinese-American actress, Ming Na Wen is most famously known to have voiced Mulan in the 1998 Disney classic -- 'Mulan'. Over the years, she's played a number of roles on multiple television shows, such as Dr Jing-Mei 'Deb' Chen in the medical drama series 'ER', as Rachel Lu in the medical drama series 'Inconceivable' and most recently, as Melinda May in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'. Her other work includes roles in series such as 'The Batman', 'The Mandalorian', and 'The Book of Boba Fett'.
'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' features 10 episodes and has a range of directors this season, such as Bill Benz of 'At Home with Amy Sedaris', Andrew McCarthy of 'Orange Is The New Black', Laura Murphy of 'Girl Code', Jordan Kim of 'Chad', Steven Tsuchida of 'Younger' and BD Wong who will be making his television directorial debut.
The series was created and is executive produced by Awkwafina and Teresa Hsiao. Karey Dornetto, Lucia Aniello, Peter Principato, and Itay Reiss of Artists First are the executive producers, along with Justin Rosenblatt and Andrew Lutin.
'Awkwafina is Nora From Queens' sees Awkwafina try her hand at new careers, romance and as always, gets up to all sorts of antics that's sure to leave you in splits.
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