Emily Winter has 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
-Winner of the first-ever Laugh Exchange comedy contest in October, 2018.
-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:
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 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
MON OCT 1 8 PM "BUTTERBOY" AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 2 8 PM "BUDDY COMEDY" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 3 8 PM “BINGO N LAUGHS” AT ALEWIFE BREWING COMPANY, QUEENS
THURS OCT 4 9 PM "LAUGH IT UP ASTORIA" AT QED, QUEENS
SAT OCT 6 9:30 PM "THE DIRTY SHOW" AT QED, QUEENS
SUN OCT 7 7PM “THE LAST LAUGH” AT THE V SPOT ST. MARKS, NYC
MON OCT 8 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 9 8 PM "BEETING OFF" AT DAILY PRESS OCEAN HILL, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 9 9 PM “COMEDY AT GREY LADY,” NYC
THURS OCT 11 9 PM COMEDY AT VSPOT, NYC
SAT OCT 13 8 PM WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, SANTA MONICA, CA
SUN OCT 14 5 PM LAUGH AFTER DARK SHOWCASE, CREATIVE STUDIOS, 5354 Denny Ave. #127, NORTH HOLLYWOOD
MON OCT 15 7 PM COMEDY AT MICKEYS, WEST HOLLYWOOD
THURS OCT 18 8 PM “MATCH GAME” AT PINKS, NYC
FRIDAY OCT 19 7 PM OTTOS SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC
SAT OCT 20 7 PM “MAYOR BATTLE AXE” AT ROCKAWAY BREWING COMPANY, QUEENS
SAT OCT 20 10 PM BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB RED ROOM, NYC
MON OCT 22 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 23 8 PM “COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD,” BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 25 7 PM “BOOTS N CATS PRESENTS” AT THE PIT LOFT, NYC
THURS OCT 25 10 PM “BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: WHEN SCARY THINGS HAPPEN TO FUNNY PEOPLE” AT UNION HALL, BK
GOODBYE I’M GOING ON A REAL VACATION OCT 26 - NOV 3.
SUN NOV 4 7 PM “IF YOU BUILD IT” AT UCB EAST, NYC
WED NOV 7 8 PM “SCAMP” AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 8 8:30 PM “WET CASH” AT HAVENS CYCLES, BROOKLYN
FRI NOV 9 7 PM COMEDY AT SIDEWALK CAFE, NYC
FRI NOV 9 8PM COMEDY AT THE VILLAGE LANTERN, NYC
SAT NOV 10 10 PM COMEDY AT THE VILLAGE LANTERN, NYC
MON NOV 12 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 15 10:30 AM COMEDY FOR MOMS AT WORD BOOKSTORE, GREENPOINT BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 15 8 PM “ON A LIGHTER NOTE” AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 15 8:30 PM COMEDY AT THE MAGNET THEATER, NYC
SAT NOV 17 9:30 PM HOSTING MATT KOFF & USAMA SIDDIQUEES HALF HOURS AT QED, QUEENS
MON NOV 19 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON NOV 19 9PM COMEDY AT THE CRAIC, BROOKLYN
FRI NOV 23 7 PM COMEDY AT OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC
FRI NOV 23 7:30 COMEDY AT SPOONBILL, BROOKLYN
SAT NOV 24 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED NOV 28 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 29 8 PM “SACK LUNCH” AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
FRI NOV 30 9:30 PM HALF HOUR SHOW AT QED, QUEENS
SAT DEC 8 10 PM BACKFAT VARIETY’S 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW, UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
WED DEC 12 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
FRI DEC 14 8:30 PM BITCHES BREW AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
SAT DEC 15 8 PM NOT QUITE MIDNIGHT AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
WED DEC 19 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS JAN 24 7:30 PM LITTLE OLD LADY COMEDY SHOW AT GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE, BROOKLYN
WED JAN 29 8 PM “STEVIE” AT OUR WICKED LADY, BROOKLYN
FRI FEB 15 9 PM “SILVER LININGS” AT PRECIOUS METAL, BROOKLYN
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