LISTEN: Yes, that was Awkwafina you heard making 7 train announcements this morning

David Caplan
January 16, 2020 - 12:26 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --- Nope, you're not mistaken: That was indeed Awkwafina you heard this morning making announcements on the 7 train. 

The Queens native -- whose real name is Nora Lum -- will be making cheeky announcements on the 7 train for the next 8 days. It's part of a promotion for her semi-autobiographical Comedy Central show "Nora From Queens," which premieres Jan. 22.

“Transfer to the Q53 Select Bus Service — tell them Awkwafina sent you! You won’t get a discount or anything, I just miss ’em,” she says in one of the announcements.

“You are now entering Manhattan — hope you brought money!” she says in another. 

“I love the Mets — because I’m from Queens — and you’re riding the 7 train," says the Mets fan.

"This is 103rd St.-Corona Plaza, and no, this is not where the beer is made," 

A spokesman for the MTA said the partnership with Comedy Central is the first of its kind -- but it may not be the last.