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Emily Winter

I'M A WRITER AND COMEDIAN. THIS IS MY WEBSITE. I'M FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE FONTS. 

 
 

BIO

Emily Winter has written for The New Yorker, NPR's "Ask Me Another," TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour, and The Barnes & Noble Review. She's an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge, and co-creator of WHAT A JOKE, a national anti-Trump comedy festival that raised more than $50K for the ACLU in 2017. Emily's standup has been featured on SiriusXM, and she's performed at SF SketchFest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, The Limestone Comedy Festival, and others. She runs three Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail, and hosts a podcast that reached #1 in Podomatic training podcasts, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled in The AV Club, Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Miami New Times, Bustle, someecards and others. 

VIDEOS

STANDUP AT THE SETUP IN SAN FRANCISCO

A MUSIC VIDEO I CONCEIVED OF AND SANG IN

A SPECIAL 64 COMEDIAN TOURNAMENT I HOST EACH MARCH AS PART OF BACKFAT VARIETY

THE BACKFATLORETTE IS AN ANNUAL DATING SHOW I CONCEIVED OF AND HOST. 

A VIDEO I APPEARED IN FOR STASH INVEST

A GLAMOUR MAGAZINE VIDEO I APPEARED IN

STANDUP AT THE GUTTER IN BROOKLYN NY, FALL 2018

AN ORIGINAL SONG PERFORMED WITH COMEDIAN JULIA SHIPLETT.

A SKETCH I CO-WROTE, ACTED IN, AND EDITED

A STORY I ACTED IN AND HELPED EDIT FOR MY VARIETY SHOW, BACKFAT.

I CONCEIVED OF, CO-WROTE AND EDITED THIS VIDEO ABOUT A NEW CONTESTANT ON THE BACHELORETTE

A SKETCH I CONCEIVED OF, CO-WROTE, AND EDITED

MERIT BADGES

NOTEWORTHY JOBS, PROJECTS, PRESS AND AWARDS

-Script judge for NBC's Late Night Writers Workshop

-Joke writer for NPR's Ask Me Another

-Former staff writer at TV Land

-Former staff writer for the Fusion comedy show Come Here And Say That

-2018 Finalist for ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. The script, HARD DEAD NAZI DICK, was in the top 1% of 2,100 entries. 

-Co-founded and produced an international comedy festival, WHAT A JOKE, which raised over $50K for The ACLU over Trump's inauguration weekend. The fest happened in 32 cities and was written about in The AV Club, The Village Voice, Time Out, Splitsider, and many others.

-Standup has been profiled in The Miami New Times ("Winter is the ambitious, well-connected, and hilarious outsider who's come in to shake up the scene."), The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, and the website TrunkSpace. ("Smooth and polished like a precious stone, Winter delivers comedy gems for any season.")

-Podcast HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY has been ranked #1 in Podomatic Training Podcasts and written up on Lifehacker    

-Winner of the first-ever Laugh Exchange comedy contest in October, 2018.

-Writer for the popular card game That's What She Said 

-Performed standup in SF SketchFest, Laughing Skull Festival, The Limestone Comedy Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Fest, Out of Bounds, Brooklyn Comedy Fest, Florida Super Con, Women in Comedy Fest, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, Bird City, Rogue Island, The Brickell Comedy Fest, The She Devil Comedy Fest, WHAT A JOKE Fest, The Cinder Block Comedy Fest and The Cream City Comedy Fest

-Former editorial director of SparkNotes.com and its teen blog, SparkLife

-Parody Twitter accounts @TrumpFeminist and @Feminist_Bro have been written about on Bustle, Someecards, Hello Giggles and The Frisky.

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-Write and perform in the sketch group ALL FEMALE REBOOT, which re-imagines popular films with an all-female cast

-Participated in NBC's first annual Late Night Writers Workshop in 2013. Ten writers were selected from 1,000 applicants for the program

-Television pilot Wrongside of 25 took 2nd place in the Fresh Voices Script Contest

-Appeared on America with Jorge Ramos in a segment about Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton

-Obama memes were featured on LaughSpin

-Live show ONE LINER MADNESS has raised over $2K for charity in Brooklyn, and has been an official selection at The Cape Fear Comedy Fest, Bird City Comedy Fest, and The Cinder Block Comedy Fest

-Music video "Dudes on OKCupid" was featured on Buzzfeed, Death and TaxesComeDiva and many other sites.

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ASK A MIDWESTERNER

ASK A MIDWESTERNER IS A SHORT VIDEO SERIES I'VE BEEN WRITING, PRODUCING, EDITING, "STARRING" IN, AND POSTING TO INSTAGRAM. 

 PRESS FOR ASK A MIDWESTERNER FROM WHOHAHA.COM

PRESS FOR ASK A MIDWESTERNER FROM WHOHAHA.COM

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shows i PRODUCE

BackFat Variety is a monthly, Time Out Critics' Pick comedy show I started in 2012 and produce with musician Larry Mancini at Union Hall. It's been hailed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, TheSkint, Brooklyn Based, Brokelyn, and more.

Side Ponytail is a free, Time Out Critics' Pick standup show I run with four other comics (Julia Shiplett, Carolyn Busa, Ben Wasserman, Chelsea Taylor) at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn every Monday.

Comedy at Rose Gold is a free, Time Out Critics' Pick monthly standup show I run with comedian Caitlin Peluffo at Rose Gold in Bushwick, Brooklyn. 

 

SEE A SHOW

HERE'S WHERE I'M PERFORMING IN THE COMING WEEKS

MON OCT 1 8 PM "BUTTERBOY" AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN

TUES OCT 2 8 PM "BUDDY COMEDY" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN

WED OCT 3 8 PM “BINGO N LAUGHS” AT ALEWIFE BREWING COMPANY, QUEENS

THURS OCT 4 9 PM "LAUGH IT UP ASTORIA" AT QED, QUEENS

SAT OCT 6 9:30 PM "THE DIRTY SHOW" AT QED, QUEENS

SUN OCT 7 7PM “THE LAST LAUGH” AT THE V SPOT ST. MARKS, NYC

MON OCT 8 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

TUES OCT 9 8 PM "BEETING OFF" AT DAILY PRESS OCEAN HILL, BROOKLYN

TUES OCT 9 9 PM “COMEDY AT GREY LADY,” NYC

THURS OCT 11 9 PM COMEDY AT VSPOT, NYC

SAT OCT 13 8 PM WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, SANTA MONICA, CA

SUN OCT 14 5 PM LAUGH AFTER DARK SHOWCASE, CREATIVE STUDIOS, 5354 Denny Ave. #127, NORTH HOLLYWOOD

MON OCT 15 7 PM COMEDY AT MICKEYS, WEST HOLLYWOOD

THURS OCT 18 8 PM “MATCH GAME” AT PINKS, NYC

FRIDAY OCT 19 7 PM OTTOS SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC

SAT OCT 20 7 PM “MAYOR BATTLE AXE” AT ROCKAWAY BREWING COMPANY, QUEENS

SAT OCT 20 10 PM BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM, NYC

MON OCT 22 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

TUES OCT 23 8 PM “COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD,” BROOKLYN

THURS OCT 25 7 PM “BOOTS N CATS PRESENTS” AT THE PIT LOFT, NYC

THURS OCT 25 10 PM “BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: WHEN SCARY THINGS HAPPEN TO FUNNY PEOPLE” AT UNION HALL, BK

GOODBYE I’M GOING ON A REAL VACATION OCT 26 - NOV 3.

SUN NOV 4 7 PM “IF YOU BUILD IT” AT UCB EAST, NYC

WED NOV 7 8 PM “SCAMP” AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN

THURS NOV 8 8:30 PM “WET CASH” AT HAVENS CYCLES, BROOKLYN

FRI NOV 9 7 PM COMEDY AT SIDEWALK CAFE, NYC

FRI NOV 9 8PM COMEDY AT THE VILLAGE LANTERN, NYC

SAT NOV 10 10 PM COMEDY AT THE VILLAGE LANTERN, NYC

MON NOV 12 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

THURS NOV 15 10:30 AM COMEDY FOR MOMS AT WORD BOOKSTORE, GREENPOINT BROOKLYN

THURS NOV 15 8 PM “ON A LIGHTER NOTE” AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN

THURS NOV 15 8:30 PM COMEDY AT THE MAGNET THEATER, NYC

SAT NOV 17 8 PM “CRICKETS” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

MON NOV 19 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

MON NOV 19 9PM COMEDY AT THE CRAIC, BROOKLYN

FRI NOV 23 7:30 COMEDY AT SPOONBILL, BROOKLYN

SAT NOV 24 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED NOV 28 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

THURS NOV 29 8 PM “SACK LUNCH” AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN

FRI NOV 30 9:30 PM HALF HOUR SHOW AT QED, QUEENS

SAT DEC 8 10 PM BACKFAT VARIETY’S 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW, UNION HALL, BROOKLYN

WED DEC 12 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

FRI DEC 14 8:30 PM BITCHES BREW AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN

SAT DEC 15 8 PM NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN

WED DEC 19 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

THURS JAN 24 7:30 PM LITTLE OLD LADY COMEDY SHOW AT GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE, BROOKLYN

WED JAN 29 8 PM “STEVIE” AT OUR WICKED LADY, BROOKLYN

FRI FEB 15 9 PM “SILVER LININGS” AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN

PODCAST

IN 2018, I LAUNCHED A PODCAST MINISERIES ON THE BRAIN MACHINE NETWORK CALLED HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY, WHICH HAS BEEN RANKED #1 IN PODOMATIC TRAINING PODCASTS, WRITTEN UP ON LIFEHACKER, AND IS MEANT TO HELP ANYONE INTERESTED IN THROWING LIVE EVENTS.

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This podcast should be required listening for anyone attempting to produce any live show! Emily is smart and successful and knows what she is talking about! 5 stars for sure!
— iTunes Review
 Photo by Andrew Bisdale

Photo by Andrew Bisdale

CONTACT

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For comedy/writing jobs, show bookings, or press, please email emcwinter@gmail.com

And find me on Twitter and IG @EmilyMcWinter. 

 

PHOTOS

HEADSHOTS, PERFORMANCE PHOTOS, AND PHOTOS WITH MY LIVE SHOW CO-PRODUCERS. 

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Comedy Posters

GRAPHIC DESIGN IS MY HOBBY. HERE ARE SOME COMEDY POSTERS I CREATED.

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