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.
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
-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 YORKER:
- "Greeting Cards for These Trying Times"
- "Everyday Thrillers: New Releases in the Missing Girls Genre"
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
- "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"
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 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.
SEE A SHOW
HERE'S WHERE I'M PERFORMING IN THE COMING WEEKS
WED AUG 1 8 PM BINGO N LAUGHS AT ALEWIFE, QUEENS
THURS AUG 2 8 PM HOSTING THE HALF HOUR HOUR AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
FRI AUG 3 8 PM "GIRL ON THE HILL" AT THE GRILL ON THE HILL, NYC
FRI AUG 3 10 PM "CRY BABY" AT GAMBA FOREST, BROOKLYN
SAT AUG 4 11 PM "LAST STOP LAUGHS" AT QED, QUEENS
SUN AUG 5 9:30 PM COMEDY AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC
MON AUG 6 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES AUG 7 8 PM HOSTING CAITLIN PELUFFO'S BREAKOUT ARTIST SERIES AT CAROLINES, NYC
WED AUG 8 8PM "SHAME" AT HALYARDS BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS AUG 9 7 PM "MONOTONY" AT CAVEAT, NYC
FRI AUG 10 8 PM "CREEK CAVE LIVE" AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT AUG 11 10 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
SUN AUG 12 2 PM STANDUP NBC CALLBACKS, GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, NYC
SUN AUG 12 9:30 PM "BUSHWICK BEARS" AT TENDER TRAP, BROOKLYN
MON AUG 13 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES AUG 14 9 PM ONE LINER MADNESS AT R'A'R BAR, QUEENS
WED AUG 15 8 PM "NO COOL KIDS" AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN
FRI AUG 17 8 PM "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT THE PIT MAINSTAGE, NYC
SAT AUG 18 10 PM CREEK CAVE LIVE AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
MON AUG 20 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED AUG 22 8 PM KNOCKIN BOOTS AT 2 BOOTS PIZZA, BROOKLYN
SAT AUG 25 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON AUG 27 8 PM COMEDY AT SLAUGHTERED LAMB PUB, NYC
MON AUG 27 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON AUG 27 9 PM "LAP DANCE SALOON" AT 2A, NYC
TUES AUG 28 9 PM ONE LINER MADNESS PART 2 AT R'A'R BAR, QUEENS
WED AUG 29 8:30 PM COMEDY AT COBRA CLUB, BROOKLYN
THURS AUG 30 8 PM COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD, BROOKLYN
THURS AUG 30 10 PM ANDROID'S DUNGEON AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE, NYC
AUG 30 - SEPT 1 MINNESOTA
TUES SEPT 4 9 PM "BABY SHOWER" AT GREY LADY, NYC
THURS SEPT 6 7:30 PM "AMANDA" AT VON BAR, NYC
SAT SEPT 8 8 PM LAUGH EXCHANGE LAUNCH PARTY SHOW AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 10 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SEPT 12 - SEPT 16 DENVER
MON SEPT 17 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES SEPT 18 8 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 24 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 24 10 PM "WATERPARK" AT HALYARD'S, BROOKLYN
SAT SEPT 28 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
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