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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 York Times, 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 nationwide 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 two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety and Side Ponytail, and hosts a podcast that reached #1 in Podomatic training podcasts, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled on The TODAY Show, The AV Club, the TED WorkLife with Adam Grant podcast, Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Miami New Times, The Brooklyn Paper, Bustle, someecards, The Boston Globe and others. 

VIDEOS

AN ORIGINAL SONG PERFORMED WITH COMEDIAN JULIA SHIPLETT

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 SETUP IN SAN FRANCISCO

STANDUP AT THE GUTTER IN BROOKLYN NY, FALL 2018

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 entrants. 

-Featured in a segment on The TODAY Show about resolution to get 100 rejections in comedy in 2018.

-Featured in a segment on TED’s Work Life with Adam Grant podcast.

-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    

-Four-time winner of Laugh Exchange comedy contest.

-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 written up in 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 three other comics (Julia Shiplett, Carolyn Busa, Ben Wasserman) at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn every Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month.

KAREN is a free, quarterly comedy show sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, where audiences enjoy their first Fat Tire Beer totally free. I run this show with Caitlin Peluffo and Mike Lasher on 5th Fridays at Precious Metal in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

 

SEE A SHOW

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

WED MAY 1 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

THURS MAY 2 7 PM THE ONION/CLICKHOLE PRESENTS: NERD UP STANDUP COMEDY SHOWCASE at THE ROCKWELL, BOSTON MA

THURS MAY 2 8PM COMEDY PARTY @ OSAKA, BOSTON MA

FRI MAY 3 7 PM WOMEN IN COMEDY FESTIVAL AT THE COMEDY STUDIO, BOSTON MA

FRI MAY 3 10 PM COMEDY AT THE RIOT THEATER, BOSTON MA

SAT MAY 4 7 PM OPENING FOR HELEN HONG AT THE BRATTLE THEATER, BOSTON MA

SAT MAY 4 9PM COMEDY PARTY @ DEMOCRACY BREWING, BOSTON MA

TUES MAY 7 7PM COMEDY AT MUCHMORE’S, BROOKLYN

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

FRI MAY 10 7:30 PM BEN PERNICK’S EP RELEASE PARTY, QED, QUEENS

FRI MAY 10 8 PM CHRIS CALOGERO AND FRIENDS AND LOVERS, FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED MAY 15 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

SAT MAY 18 10 PM “POWER HOUR: THE SHOW” AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS

MON MAY 20 8 PM “DEVILS ADVOCATE” AT THE WAY STATION, BROOKLYN

WED MAY 22 8 PM LET’S SEE WHAT ELSE AT POCO, NYC

FRI MAY 24 8 PM COMEDY AT NIAGARA, NYC

SAT MAY 25 8 PM COMEDY AT THE LANTERN, NYC

SAT MAY 25 8 PM BE WELL: A MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY SHOW AT ARTEFIX NY, QUEENS

SAT MAY 25 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED MAY 29 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED MAY 29 8:30 PM COMEDY AT FREDDY’S BAR, BROOKLYN

THURS MAY 30 7 PM “BACKFAT VARIETY” AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN

FRI MAY 31 8 PM “KAREN” AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN

WED JUNE 5 8 PM LADY PARTS JUSTICE SHOW AT EASTVILLE, BROOKLYN

WED JUNE 5 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

THURS JUNE 6 9PM COMEDY AT VPSOT ORGANIC, NYC

SAT JUNE 15 7 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC

SAT JUNE 15 8 PM BROOKLYN HOUSE OF COMEDY, BROOKLYN

THURS JUNE 27 7:30 PM VERY NICE PEOPLE SAYING VERY NICE THINGS AT QED, QUEENS

FRI JUNE 28 7:30 PM COMEDY AT MAYDAY SPACE, BUSHWICK

SUN JUNE 30 8:30 BUSHWICK BEARS AT MAD TROPICAL, BROOKLYN

JULY 12 7 PM ALL THAT AND A BAG O CHIPS AT OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC

MON AUG 5 8 PM COMEDY AT DREAMLAND THEATER, NANTUCKET

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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