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Emily Winter

I'M A WRITER, PRODUCER 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 national 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 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 three other comics (Julia Shiplett, Carolyn Busa, Ben Wasserman) at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn every Wednesday.

 

SEE A SHOW

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

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

THURS DEC 6 8 PM COMEDY AT THINK COFFEE, MERCER STREET, NYC

THURS DEC 6 9 PM COMEDY AT V SPOT ST. MARKS, NYC

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

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

THURS DEC 13 10 PM THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL SING-A-LONG AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN

FRI DEC 14 7:30 PM COMEDY AT OPPA, NYC

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

SUN DEC 16 8 PM NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN

MON DEC 17 8:30 PM THE SAM ZEE SHOW BRANDED SALOON, BROOKLYN

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

THURS DEC 20 8:30 PM COMEDY AT THE MAGNET THEATER, NYC

SAT DEC 29 8 PM NARAL FUNDRAISER AT ANYONE’S COMIC, NYC

SAT DEC 29 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIEND AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

WED JAN 2 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

FRI JAN 4 8 PM “SPEAK AMERICAN” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

SAT JAN 5 9:30 PM COMEDY AT QED, QUEENS

WED JAN 9 11 PM THE SPECIAL WITHOUT BRETT DAVIS, NYC

SAT JAN 12 8 PM THE KILLING JOKE AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN

SAT JAN 12 11:30 PM JOKE THIEF AT UCB EAST, NYC

WED JAN 16 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

FRI JAN 18 8PM “SHE MAKES ME LAUGH” AT THE PIT, NYC

FRI JAN 18 10:30 PM “GENTRIFY” AT UCB EAST, NYC

WED JAN 23 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

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

TUES JAN 29 7:30 PM OPENING FOR JULIA SHIPLETT’S BREAKOUT ARTIST SERIES, CAROLINES, NYC

WED JAN 30 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN

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

WED FEB 21 8 PM COMEDY AT GAF WEST, NYC

WED FEB 26 8 PM “STEVIE” AT OUR WICKED LADY, 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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