Comedy Central’s ‘Awkwafina’ Casting Call for a Casino Scene

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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 extras for a casino scene in New York City.

Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on scenes filming between July 22nd through July 30th in the New York area.

Producers are seeking the following types:

  • GWCI is seeking actors for the Comedy Central series UNTITLED AWKWAFINA to portray Older Chinese and Korean Casino Goers/Bus Riders, 60 years or older, men and women, for tentative matching work on 7/22, 7/26, 7/29 and 7/30.

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:

GWCI is seeking actors for the Comedy Central series UNTITLED AWKWAFINA to portray Older Chinese and Korean Casino Goers/Bus Riders, 60 years or older, men and women, for tentative matching work on 7/22, 7/26, 7/29 and 7/30. Possible interview on 7/11. Both SAG-AFTRA and NONUNION submissions are accepted. Character faces great. This is filming in the NY area. This is paid work.

If you are interested please email [email protected] with the following information:

– Name
– Phone Number
– Union Status
– Clear Current Photo
– Confirm that you are avail all dates listed above
– Note if you have a dog. If yes, what kind?

CHANGE THE EMAIL’S SUBJECT LINE TO:
FACEBOOK – OLDER CASINO GOERS

**Please feel free to pass along attached flyers to family and friends who fit the above description

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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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