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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 is a pile of potatoes who's 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 MUSICAL PARODY I CO-CREATED AND SANG IN

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

IN HONOR OF QUEEN CARDI B

CHARACTER WORK: HIGH SCHOOL SOUSAPHONE PLAYER ALLISON WATERS AT LITTLEFIELD IN BK

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

A GLAMOUR MAGAZINE VIDEO I APPEARED IN

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    

-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. 

WHAT A JOKE is an national comedy festival I started with comedian Jenn Welch to raise more than $50K for The ACLU over inauguration weekend.

SEE A SHOW

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

SUN JULY 1 8 PM "SECRET SPANISH" AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN

MON JULY 2 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

TUES JULY 3 7 PM "COMEDY GOLD" AT GOLD SOUNDS, BROOKLYN

TUES JULY 3 8 PM "AS IF" AT REBECCA'S BROOKLYN

THURS JULY 5 8 PM "COMEDY UNDER ARTICHOKE" AT ARTICHOKE PIZZA BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN

FRI JULY 6 10:30 PM "BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: 'MERICA VISION" AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN

THURS JULY 12 7:30 PM PRIVATE SHOW IN WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN

THURS JULY 12 8 PM "NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT" AT BUSHWICK ROOFTOP LOCATION, BROOKLYN

FRI JULY 13 8 PM "PARENTAL APPROVAL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

SUNDAY JULY 15 8:30 PM QUIPLASH AT QED, QUEENS

MON JULY 16 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED JULY 18 8 PM "NO COOL KIDS" AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN

WED JULY 18 8:30 PM "NOT RIGHT NOW" AT CHERRY TREE, BROOKLYN

WED JULY 18 8:30 PM "WEIRD BUT NICE" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN

THURS JULY 19 9:30 PM "STAND BY YOUR BAND" AT CAROLINES ON BROADWAY, NYC

FRI JULY 20 7 PM COMEDY AT OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC

FRI JULY 20 7 PM CLOSING DEVIL CUP CONTEST AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB, NYC

FRI JULY 20 11:45 PM COMEDY AT STANDUP NY, NYC

SAT JULY 21 7:30 FUNDRAISER FOR AMY DAULTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, HOLIDAY INN VALLEY VIEW, ROANOKE, VA

SUN JULY 22 8 PM HOSTING DEVIL CUP'S "BEST OF FEST" AT BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB, NYC

MON JULY 23 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED JULY 24 7 PM COMEDY AT WORD UP BOOKSTORE, NYC

MON JULY 30 8 PM "HUMAN BIRD COMEDY" AT DREXLER'S NYC

MON JULY 30 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

TUES JULY 31 8 PM "COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD," BROOKLYN

FRI AUG 3 11 PM "LAST STOP LAUGHS" AT QED, QUEENS

SUN AUG 5 8 PM COMEDY AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC

TUES AUG 7 8 PM HOSTING CAITLIN PELUFFO'S BREAKOUT ARTIST SERIES AT CAROLINES, NYC

SAT AUG 11 10 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN

SUN AUG 12 9:30 PM "BUSHWICK BEARS" AT TENDER TRAP, BROOKLYN

FRI AUG 17 8 PM "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT THE PIT MAINSTAGE, NYC

AUG 30 - SEPT 1 MINNESOTA

SEPT 12 - SEPT 16 DENVER

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. Snapchat makes me barf my face off. 

 

PHOTOS

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