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.
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HERE'S WHERE I'M PERFORMING IN THE COMING WEEKS
FRI JAN 4 8 PM “SPEAK AMERICAN” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SAT JAN 5 9:30 PM COMEDY AT QED, QUEENS
TUES JAN 8 8 PM AMBUSH AT TWO BOOTS PIZZA WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
WED JAN 9 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED JAN 9 11 PM THE SPECIAL WITHOUT BRETT DAVIS, NYC
THURS JAN 10 8 PM COMEDY AT FRANK’S LOUNGE FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN
FRI JAN 11 7 PM ALL THAT AND A BAG A CHIPS COMEDY AT OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC
SAT JAN 12 8 PM THE KILLING JOKE AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
SAT JAN 12 11:30 PM JOKE THIEF AT UCB EAST, NYC
MON JAN 14 8 PM “SAVAGE” AT FAWKNER, BROOKLYN
WED JAN 16 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS JAN 17 8:30 PM “PACIFIC STANDUP” AT PACIFIC STANDARD, BROOKLYN
FRI JAN 18 8PM “SHE MAKES ME LAUGH” AT THE PIT, NYC
FRI JAN 18 10:30 PM “GENTRIFY” AT UCB EAST, NYC
SAT JAN 19 8 PM C0MEDY AT KINDRED SPIRITS, BROOKLYN
WED JAN 23 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS JAN 24 7:30 PM LITTLE OLD LADY COMEDY SHOW AT GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE, BROOKLYN
SAT JAN 26 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES JAN 29 7:30 PM HOSTING JULIA SHIPLETT’S BREAKOUT ARTIST SERIES, CAROLINES, NYC
WED JAN 30 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
FRI FEB 1 8 PM “COMEDY QUARTERLY” AT THE KNITTING FACTORY, BROOKLYN
FRI FEB 1 8:30 PM “POLISHED COMEDY” AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC
TUES FEB 5 8:30 PM “JUST COME” AT THE GRAHAM, BROOKLYN
MON FEB 11 8:30 PM MYQ KAPLAN & FRIENDS AT QED, QUEENS
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
TUES FEB 19 8 PM DAN JOE CHARLES SHOW AT THE SHANTY, BROOKLYN
WED FEB 21 8 PM COMEDY AT GAF WEST, NYC
WED FEB 26 8 PM “STEVIE” AT OUR WICKED LADY, BROOKLYN
SAT MARCH 9 8 PM FUNDRAISER FOR PRIDE OF STATEN ISLAND, STATEN ISLAND
MARCH 21 - 23 BURNING BRIDGES COMEDY FESTIVAL IN PITTSBURGH, PA
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