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
SAT SEPT 1 10PM COMEDY AT SPRING STREET TAVERN, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
SUN SEPT 2 8:30 PM COMEDY AT STATE FAIR BREWING AT MINNEAPOLIS, MN
TUES SEPT 4 9 PM "BABY SHOWER" AT GREY LADY, NYC
THURS SEPT 6 7 PM "CASUAL TOWN" AT SING SING AVE A, NYC
THURS SEPT 6 7:30 PM "AMANDA" AT VON BAR, NYC
THURS SEPT 6 8 PM COMEDY AT MOCKINGBIRD, NYC
SAT SEPT 8 8 PM LAUGH EXCHANGE LAUNCH PARTY SHOW AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
SUN SEPT 9 7:30 PM COMEDY AT BRIDGE AND TUNNEL BREWING, BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 10 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS SEPT 13 8 PM COMEDY AT THE COLORADO ROOM, FORT COLLINS CO
FRI SEPT 14 8 PM COMEDY AT CHAIN REACTION, DENVER CO
SAT SEPT 15 8 PM BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS ONE LINER MADNESS DENVER AT BLACK BUZZARD, DENVER CO
SUN SEPT 16 7 PM BOULDER COMEDY SHOW, BOULDER CO
SUN SEPT 16 9:15 BOULDER COMEDY SHOW, BOULDER CO
MON SEPT 17 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES SEPT 18 8 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
WED SEPT 19 8 PM "HACK CITY" AT BLACK CAT LES, NYC
THURS SEPT 20 8 PM "COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD" BROOKLYN
FRI SEPT 21 9:30 PM CHURCH NIGHT AT THE GUTTER, BROOKLYN
SAT SEPT 22 7:30 PM "TRIGGER PLAY" AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
SAT SEPT 22 8 PM “AN INCONVIENENT PUTH” AT 279 S 5 St., BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 24 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON SEPT 24 10 PM "WATERPARK" AT HALYARD'S, BROOKLYN
THURS SEPT 27 8 PM COMEDY AT MUDDY WATERS, QUEENS
THURS SEPT 27 9 PM "SLUG FEST" AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC
SAT SEPT 29 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SUN SEPT 30 8:30 PM “FREAKY TORCH” AT DROMEDARY BAR, BROOKLYN
MON OCT 1 8 PM "BUTTERBOY" AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 2 8 PM "BUDDY COMEDY" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 4 "LAUGH IT UP ASTORIA" AT QED, QUEENS
SAT OCT 6 9:30 PM "THE DIRTY SHOW" AT QED, QUEENS
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
MON OCT 15 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON OCT 22 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 25 10 PM “BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: WHEN SCARY THINGS HAPPEN TO FUNNY PEOPLE” AT UNION HALL, BK
TUES NOV 6 9 PM “LATE NIGHT ROMP” AT THE V SPOT ST. MARKS, NYC
WED NOV 7 7PM “THE LAST LAUGH” AT THE V SPOT ST. MARKS, NYC
WED NOV 7 8 PM “SCAMP” AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN
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