Awkwafina Has Some Serious Adulting to Do in ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ Trailer (Video)

Comedy Central sets premiere date for new series and unveils Season 1 guest stars

Awkwafina is Nora from Queens in the trailer for Comedy Central’s upcoming series, “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens,” a girl who has a lot of growing up to do, even though she’s already a grown-up.

Released on Monday, the sneak peek gives fans a look at the half-hour scripted comedy, which premieres Jan. 22 and is loosely based on Awkwafina’s (real name Nora Lum) real-life growing up in Flushing, New York. 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.

Along with the trailer and premiere date, Comedy Central also unveiled the show’s Season 1 guest stars, which includes 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.

The previously announced list of directors for the 10-episode first season include 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”).

The comedy is executive produced by Awkwafina, 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.

New episodes of “Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” will be available the day after premiere via On Demand, the Comedy Central App,, Apple TV app, Prime Video, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, VUDU, Sony PlayStation Video, FandangoNOW and Verizon Flexview, according to Comedy Central.

“Awkwafina is Nora From Queens” premieres Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.