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Comedy Central‘s “Awkwafina” is now casting Photo Doubles - New York


Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on September 3rd in New York City.

Producers are seeking the following types:

SAG/NON-UNION Asian Male Photo Double, 20s-30s Age Range, for tentative work 9/3Must wear 36S-39S Jacket and a 30 waist

About Awkwafina:

Awkwafina is a half-hour scripted narrative starring writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8Crazy Rich Asians) as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (SMILFPortlandia) and Teresa Hsiao (Family GuyAmerican Dad) wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello (Broad CityRough Night). The cast is rounded out by Bowen Yang as Awkwafina’s more successful cousin, BD Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother. Awkwafina is executive produced by Awkwafina, Dornetto, Aniello, Karey Dornetto, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First, and co-executive produced by Hsiao. Monika Zielinska, Adam Londy and Rachel Olson are Executives in Charge of the show for Comedy Central.

“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”

“This is a special project. Inspired by Awkwafina’s formative years in Queens, the show is both a personal look into one of comedy’s brightest stars and also a relatable, funny profile of a young hustler’s struggle,” said Larsen and Babineau. “We’re happy to be used as a pawn in Awkwafina’s elaborate, EGOT endgame.”

How to apply:

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking the following for Comedy Central TV series, “Awkwafina” starring rapper/comedian Awkwafina: SAG/NON-UNION Asian Male Photo Double, 20s-30s Age Range, for tentative work 9/3

Must wear 36S-39S Jacket and a 30 waist

If interested/available please email in to and change subject line to read “Facebook, Asian Male Photo Double” and include in the body of the email the following info:

Please email with:

-Name -phone number -confirm union status (Non-Union or SAG) -full day avail for Tuesday 9/3? -are you over 18? -have you worked on Awkwafina before? -1-2 current photos showing your look -wardrobe size: Height, weight, jacket, neck/sleeve, waist/inseam and shoe -do you have visible tattoos? -what ID can you provide for your I9? (please note if you have a restricted ID or visa of any kind)

Please write in the subject line: “Facebook, Asian Male Photo Double”



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