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.
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
-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
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
THE NEW YORK TIMES:
THE NEW YORKER:
GLAMOUR: "Getting My Dream Job Sort of Ruined My Life"
LITTLE OLD LADY COMEDY: "Your Instagram Post Literally Killed Me"
MEDIUM FEATURED STORIES: "Turning Failure Into Inspiration When You Bomb on Stage"
FUSION TV: "The Junkyard," a segment for Come Here And Say That
BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW: "Bar Dreams"
"Dear Albert," a young adult fiction series
HOWBOUTWE: "Dr. Seuss Pickup Lines"
THE FRISKY: "The Essential Fill-in-the-Blank Maid of Honor Speech"
YOUBEAUTY: "Spray Tan Virgin"
STASH INVEST: "Money Saving 'Tips' I Learned from Broke Ex-Boyfriends"
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
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