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, Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Miami New Times, 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.
-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: “I Got Rejected 101 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 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
FRI FEB 1 8 PM “COMEDY QUARTERLY” AT THE KNITTING FACTORY, BROOKLYN
FRI FEB 1 8:30 PM “POLISHED COMEDY” AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC
SAT FEB 2 8 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT IN “CLIP SHOW” AT THE PIT, NYC
MON FEB 4 8 PM COMEDY AT PIANOS, NYC
TUES FEB 5 8:30 PM “JUST COME” AT THE GRAHAM, BROOKLYN
WED FEB 6 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS FEB 7 7:30 PM COMEDY AT THE VON, NYC
SUN FEB 10 8:30 PM “COLD PIZZA” AT FEATHERWEIGHT, BROOKLYN
MON FEB 11 8:30 PM MYQ KAPLAN & FRIENDS AT QED, QUEENS
WED FEB 13 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS FEB 14 7:30 BACKFAT’S ANNUAL DATING SHOW!!!!!!!!!! AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
FRI FEB 15 9 PM “SILVER LININGS” AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN
SUN FEB 17 8 PM “THE CHANI AND CHER SHOW” AT BRANDED SALOON, BROOKLYN
MON FEB 18 7 PM HOSTING DAN WILBUR AND GABE PACHECO’S HALF HOURS AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
MON FEB 18 8:30 PM “SAVAGE” AT FAWKNER, BROOKLYN
TUES FEB 19 8:30 PM DAN JOE CHARLES SHOW AT THE SHANTY, BROOKLYN
WED FEB 20 7 PM MY BODY MY JOKES AT CAVEAT, NYC
FRI FEB 22 9 PM ONE LINER MADNESS AT THE HIDEOUT, CHICAGO
TUES FEB 26 8 PM “STEVIE” AT OUR WICKED LADY, BROOKLYN
WED FEB 27 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 6 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS MARCH 7 9 PM HOSTING AT THE V SPOT, ST. MARKS, NYC
FRI MARCH 8 7 PM “NO NAME AND A BAG O CHIPS” AT OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC
SAT MARCH 9 8 PM COMEDY AT DOYLE’S CAFE, BOSTON
WED MARCH 13 8 PM COMEDY AT 75TH AND 1ST, NYC
FRI MARCH 15 7 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC
FRI MARCH 15 8 PM THE OMAR CAPRA SHOW AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SAT MARCH 16 8 PM CREEK BROS AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT MARCH 16 9 PM COMEDY AT Spoke the Hub Dance Studio, PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN
WED MARCH 20 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MARCH 21 - 23 BURNING BRIDGES COMEDY FESTIVAL IN PITTSBURGH, PA
WED MARCH 27 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS MARCH 28 8 PM ONE LINER MADNESS AT THE BELL HOUSE, BROOKLYN
FRI MARCH 29 8 PM “KAREN” AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN
SAT MARCH 30 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SAT APRIL 13 7 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC
SAT MAY 10 8 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC
SAT JUNE 15 8 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC
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