Comedy Central’s ‘Awkwafina’ New York Casting Call for Skateboarders

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NEW YORK - JUNE 5, 2018: Awkwafina attends the premiere "Ocean's 8" at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018, in New York City. - Image (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

Comedy Central‘s “Awkwafina” is now casting skateboarder types in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming on Wednesday, August 21st in New York City.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking the following for Comedy Central TV series, “Awkwafina” starring rapper/comedian Awkwafina: SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION Men & Women, 18 to look younger, all ethnicities to portray REAL SKATEBOARDER TYPES

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.”

Via: Comedy Central

How to apply:

Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking the following for Comedy Central TV series, “Awkwafina” starring rapper/comedian Awkwafina: SAG-AFTRA/NON-UNION Men & Women, 18 to look younger, all ethnicities to portray REAL SKATEBOARDER TYPES

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU’VE ALREADY WORKED THIS SEASON/CONTACTED FOR ANOTHER SCENE!!!

Must have real skateboarding experience riding with their own skateboard! This will be paid special ability rate, $184/8hr!

This will be an exterior shoot in Queens tentatively scheduled to shoot on Wednesday, Aug 21st

If interested/available please email in to [email protected] and change subject line to read “FB, Real Skateboarder” and include in the body of the email the following info:

Please email [email protected] with:

-name
-phone number
-confirm union status (Non-Union or SAG)
-full day avail for Wednesday 8/21?
-are you over 18?
-have you worked on Awkwafina before?
-1-2 current photos showing your look
-list your experience skateboarding
-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: “FB, Real Skateboarder”

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU’VE ALREADY WORKED OR BEEN CONTACTED ABOUT ANOTHER ROLE/SCENE THIS SEASON!!!

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Please do not apply, if you are not local or if you do not fit the description.

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