Emily Winter was raised in the Midwest on cheese and fastpitch softball. She attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a reporter for Madison's city newspaper before moving to New York to pursue comedy. Emily has written for TV Land, Fusion TV, Glamour, and is an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge. She co-created WHAT A JOKE, a national anti-Trump comedy festival that raised more than $50K for the ACLU, and has performed standup at SF SketchFest, The Limestone Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and others. She runs three Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail.
NOTEWORTHY JOBS, PROJECTS, PRESS AND AWARDS FROM MY PAST AND PRESENT
-Script judge for NBC's Late Night Writers Workshop
-Staff writer at TV Land
-Staff writer for the Fusion comedy show Come Here And Say That
-Co-founded and produced an international comedy festival, WHAT A JOKE, which raised over $50K for The ACLU during 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.")
-Editorial director of SparkNotes.com and its teen blog, SparkLife
-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
-Performed standup in SF SketchFest, Laughing Skull Festival, The Limestone Comedy Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Fest, The Brooklyn Comedy Fest, Florida Super Con, Boston's Women in Comedy Fest, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, Bird City Comedy Fest, Rogue Island, The Brickell Comedy Fest, The She Devil Comedy Fest, WHAT A JOKE Fest, and The Cinder Block Comedy Fest
-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
ASK A MIDWESTERNER
ASK A MIDWESTERNER IS A SHORT VIDEO SERIES I'VE BEEN WRITING, PRODUCING, EDITING, "STARRING" IN, AND POSTING TO INSTAGRAM.
PIECES I'VE WRITTEN FOR MAGAZINES, TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET
GLAMOUR: "Getting My Dream Job Sort of Ruined My Life"
THE FRISKY: "The Essential Fill-in-the-Blank Maid of Honor Speech"
FUSION TV: "The Junkyard," a segment for Come Here And Say That
- "Conversations with People I've Dated"
- "A Review of Blake's Cubicle"
- "Which 404 Error Page Are You?"
- "8-Bit Touch Weekly"
BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW: "Bar Dreams"
- "Dear Albert," a young adult fiction series
- Blogging Pride and Prejudice As If It Were a Teen Novel
- What I Learned from Being in the Heart of a Terrorist Attack
HOWBOUTWE: "Dr. Seuss Pickup Lines"
YOUBEAUTY: "Spray Tan Virgin"
STASH INVEST: "Money Saving 'Tips' I Learned from Broke Ex-Boyfriends"
MEDIUM FEATURED STORIES: "Turning Failure Into Inspiration When You Bomb on Stage"
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 new, free, monthly standup show I run with comedian Caitlin Peluffo at Brooklyn's Rose Gold.
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
THURS MARCH 1 7 PM ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FEST AT WILL'S PUB, ORLANDO FL
FRI MARCH 2 7 PM ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FEST AT SAVOY, ORLANDO FL
FRI MARCH 2 10 PM ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FEST AT BULL & BUSH, ORLANDO FL
SAT MARCH 3 3 PM LATE LATE BREAKFAST AT WILL'S PUB, ORLANDO FL
SAT MARCH 3 7 PM ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FEST AT BULL & BUSH, ORLANDO FL
MON MARCH 5 8 PM "MADE OF BUGS" AT THE FOOTLIGHT, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 7 8 PM "YOU'LL HAVE FUN" AT REVISION, NYC
THURS MARCH 8 8 PM COMEDY CENTRAL SHOWCASE AT THE STAND, NYC
MON MARCH 12 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES MARCH 13 8 PM "BACKFAT VARIETY'S MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT" AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 14 9 PM OPENING FOR TINDER TALES PODCAST RECORDING AT QED, QUEENS
THURS MARCH 15 10 PM HURON COMEDY CLUB, NYC
FRI MARCH 16 9 PM PAINT NIGHT COMEDY IN DYKER HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
SAT MARCH 17 9:30 PM "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT THE TANK, NYC
MON MARCH 19 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON MARCH 19 9 PM COMEDY AT FREDDY'S BAR, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 21 10 PM "I'M DEAD" AT ZOMBIE HOUSE, BROOKLYN
THURS MARCH 22 7 PM "LIFE IS GOOD STANDUP SHOW" AT LEGION BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS MARCH 22 9 PM BESSICA AND CHASE'S SPRING BREAK PARTY, THE COUNTDOWN THEATRE, BROOKLYN
FRI MARCH 23 9 PM COMEDY AT THE SECRET LOFT, NYC
MON MARCH 26 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 28 8 PM COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD, BROOKLYN
THURS MARCH 29 8 PM COMEDY AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT MARCH 31 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON APRIL 2 8 PM MATCH GAME AT ETHYL'S, NYC
THURS APRIL 5 10:30 PM THE ROAST OF HISTORY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
FRI APRIL 6 10:30 PM "GENTRIFY" AT UCB EAST, NYC
MON APRIL 9 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED APRIL 11 BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
SAT APRIL 14 6:30 PM COMEDY AT THE BOWERY ELECTRIC, NYC
MON APRIL 16 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED APRIL 18 9 PM "MY FIRST TIME" AT QED, QUEENS
THURS APRIL 19 WICF
MON APRIL 23 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS APRIL 26 LAUGHING SKULL COMEDY FEST
WED MAY 2 8:30 PM HOSTING THE FANCY SHOW AT THE DOUGLAS, BROOKLYN
SUN MAY 6 9:30 PM COMEDY AT THE KNITTY FACTORY, BROOKLYN
MON MAY 7 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES MAY 8 8 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
WED 8:30 PM MAY 16 "COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW" AT THE GUTTER, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 17 10 PM HURON COMEDY CLUB, NYC
SAT MAY 19 11 PM "LAST STOP LAUGHS" AT QED, QUEENS
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