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Emily Winter

I'm a writer and comedian. this is my website. i'M freaking out ABOUT THE FONTS.

 

BIO

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. 

VIDEOS

MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE PACKED OUT BROOKLYN'S ROUGH TRADE FOR THIS ACLU FUNDRAISER

A MUSIC VIDEO I CONCEIVED OF AND SANG IN

A SPECIAL 64 COMEDIAN TOURNAMENT I HOST EACH MARCH AS PART OF BACKFAT VARIETY

THE BACKFATLORETTE IS AN ANNUAL DATING SHOW I CONCEIVED OF AND HOST. 

A VIDEO I APPEARED IN FOR STASH INVEST

A SKETCH I CO-WROTE, ACTED IN, AND EDITED

A SKETCH I CONCEIVED OF, CO-WROTE, AND EDITED

CHARACTER WORK: HIGH SCHOOL SOUSAPHONE PLAYER ALLISON WATERS AT LITTLEFIELD IN BK

A MUSICAL PARODY I CO-CREATED AND SANG IN

A GLAMOUR MAGAZINE VIDEO I APPEARED IN

MERIT BADGES

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.")

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-Editorial director of SparkNotes.com and its teen blog, SparkLife

-Parody Twitter accounts @TrumpFeminist and @Feminist_Bro have been written about on Bustle, Someecards, Hello Giggles and The Frisky.

-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

-Music video "Dudes on OKCupid" was featured on Buzzfeed, Death and Taxes, ComeDiva and many other sites.

 

 

 

ASK A MIDWESTERNER

ASK A MIDWESTERNER IS A SHORT VIDEO SERIES I'VE BEEN WRITING, PRODUCING, EDITING, "STARRING" IN, AND POSTING TO INSTAGRAM. 

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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

 

 

 

CONTACT

Photo by Andrew Bisdale

Photo by Andrew Bisdale

 

 

 

For comedy/writing jobs, show bookings, or press, please email me at emcwinter@gmail.com.

To follow and connect on Twitter and Instagram, find me at @emilymcwinter.

 

PHOTOS

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BACKFAT VARIETY HOSTS LARRY MANCINI & EMILY WINTER. PHOTO BY STEVE SHOHL. 

BACKFAT VARIETY HOSTS LARRY MANCINI & EMILY WINTER. PHOTO BY STEVE SHOHL. 

LARRY MANCINI & EMILY WINTER. PHOTO BY STEVE SHOHL.

LARRY MANCINI & EMILY WINTER. PHOTO BY STEVE SHOHL.

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