Emily Winter was raised in Chicago 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 two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn, BackFat Variety 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, 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, 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"
shows i PRODUCE
BackFat Variety is a free, monthly, Time Out Critics' Pick comedy show I started in 2012 and produce with musician Larry Mancini. The show's also 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 and Chelsea Taylor) at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn every Monday.
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
FRI DEC 1 8 PM COMEDY AT THE HIDEOUT, BOSTON
FRI DEC 1 8:30 PM COMEDY AT THE DEMOCRACY CENTER, BOSTON
SAT DEC 2 8 PM THE MENDOZA LINE, BOSTON
SUN DEC 3 8 PM SLUMBREW AT LIQUID COURAGE, BOSTON
SUN DEC 3 9:30 PM THE PEOPLE'S SHOW AT IMPROV BOSTON
TUES DEC 5 8 PM COMEDY AT THE STANDING ROOM, QUEENS
TUES DEC 5 8 PM "COMEDY AT THE CORNER" AT HUNGRY GHOST FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN
THURS DEC 7 8:30 PM FEMALE COMEDIANS WITH TITS AT TIP TOP BAR & GRILL, BROOKLYN
FRI DEC 8 11 PM "CASUAL SETS" AT QED, QUEENS
SAT DEC 9 7 PM "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT DEC 9 9 PM COMEDY AT THE PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER, NYC
SUN DEC 10 8:30 PM COMEDY AT QED, QUEENS
MON DEC 11 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED DEC 13 8 PM "DEVOUR HOUR" AT HANKS SALOON, BROOKLYN
THURS DEC 14 8 PM "STONESTREET COMEDY HOUR" AT STONESTREET STUDIOS, 48 W 21ST ST. 8TH FLOOR, NYC
TUES DEC 19 9 PM T-REX AT R'A'R BAR, QUEENS
THURS DEC 21 9:30 PM "THE YEAR IN REVIEW" AT CAVEAT, NYC
FRI DEC 22 9:30 PM ALL FEMALE REBOOT AT THE PIT, NYC
SAT DEC 23 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS DEC 27 7:30 PM "AWKWARD STAGE" AT QED, QUEENS
SAT DEC 30 8 PM "INSTATACULAR" AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT DEC 30 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SUN DEC 31 7:30 PM "BACKFAT PRESENTS: THE YEAR IN REVIEW" AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
SUN DEC 31 10 PM "BACKFAT PRESENTS: THE YEAR IN REVIEW" AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
THURS JAN 4 8 PM "MATCH GAME" AT SIDEWALK CAFE, NYC
FRI JAN 5 8:30 PM MID RIFF COMEDY AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN
MON JAN 8 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
FRI JAN 12 6 PM "MILLENNIALS RUIN EVERYTHING" AT EL RIO, SAN FRANCISCO
FRI JAN 12 8 PM THE SETUP AT 222 HYDE, SAN FRANCISCO
FRI JAN 12 10 PM "CHEAPER THAN THERAPY" AT THE SHELTON THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO
SAT JAN 13 7:30 SF SKETCHFEST & AUDIBLE PRESENTS: FRESH VOICES AT DOC'S LAB, SAN FRANCISCO
SUN JAN 14 7 PM SF SKETCHFEST AT PIANOFIGHT, SAN FRANCISCO
MON JAN 15 7:30 PM COMEDY AT THE IVY ROOM, ALBANY CA
MON JAN 15 8 PM COMEDY X FOOD TRUCK AT STARLINE SOCIAL CLUB, OAKLAND
TUES JAN 16 7:30 PM TROUBLED COMEDY AT AMNESIA, SAN FRANCISCO
TUES JAN 16 8 PM "TOKENS" AT THE LAYOVER, OAKLAND
FRI JAN 19 8:30 PM ASK A MIDWESTERNER AT THE COUNTDOWN THEATER, BROOKLYN
MON JAN 22 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES JAN 23 8 PM "A TIME TO KILL" AT PINEBOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
THURS JAN 25 "BACKFAT VARIETY' AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
MON JAN 29 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
For comedy/writing jobs, show bookings, or press, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To follow and connect on Twitter and Instagram, find me at @emilymcwinter.