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[03/31/16 - 08:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2016-2017 Content Development Slate, Including 5 Series Pickups, 10 New Specials and 11 Pilot Orders
Highlights include two projects from Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions.







AWKWAFINA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/31/16
STATUS:
previously in development (2016-2017 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
unspecified
DESCRIPTION:
(from Comedy Central's press release, March 2016) "Awkwafina" (script deal) - half-hour scripted narrative that focuses on a heightened version of Nora Lum, better known as rapper Awkwafina, as she navigates the underground hip hop community in Queens. As Awkwafina, Lum sets out to bring together her naturally-comedic personality with her rapping, producing viral songs like "My Vag," "NYC Bitche$," and "Giant Margaritas" - a song inspired by New York City's ban on large sodas. On the acting front, Nora will be featured in "Neighbors 2" coming out this summer.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Nora Lum as Awkwafina
CREW INFORMATION:
· Nora Lum as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· no information is available