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 The Limestone Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, and others. She runs two Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn, BackFat Variety and Side Ponytail.
SOME OF MY STANDUP, SKETCHES, SIZZLE REELS, AND VIDEOS I'VE APPEARED IN FOR VARIOUS NETWORKS AND COMPANIES
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
-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 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 AND "STARRING" IN. FOLLOW @ASKAMIDWESTERNER ON INSTAGRAM, AND WATCH SOME OF THE VIDEOS HERE.
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"
shows i've created
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
SUN OCT. 1 7 PM "LAST CALL COMEDY SHOW" AT BRIDGE AND TUNNEL BREWERY, QUEENS
MON OCT 2 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON OCT 2 9 PM "LAP DANCE SALOON" AT HI FI, NYC
WED OCT 4 9 PM COMEDY AT STARR BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 5 8 PM COMEDY AT ROCKAWAY BREWERY, QUEENS
FRI OCT 6 9 PM FIREHOUSE THEATRE / ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FEST, NEWPORT, RI
SAT OCT 7 7 PM "THE DOCKSIDE" / ROGUE ISLAND COMEDY FEST, NEWPORT, RI
TUES OCT 10 9 PM "SEND IN THE CLOWNS" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 11 8:30 PM HOSTING THE HALF HOURS OF PATRICK HASTIE & GIDEON HAMBRIGHT, FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 12 7:30 PM "LASERS IN THE JUNGLE" AT UCB EAST, NYC
THURS OCT 12 9 PM "NERDY, DIRTY, AND DARK" AT CANTINA ROYALE, BROOKLYN
FRI OCT 13 8 PM COMEDY AT THE VILLAGE LANTERN, NYC
MON OCT 16 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 17 8 PM COMEDY AT BUSHWICK PUBLIC HOUSE, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 18 9 PM HEADLINING SHE DEVIL COMEDY FEST SHOW, BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB, NYC
THURS OCT 19 7:30 PM HOSTING SHE DEVIL COMEDY FEST SHOW AT GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY CLUB, NYC
FRI OCT 20 7 PM HEADLINING SHE DEVIL COMEDY FEST SHOW, BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB, NYC
FRI OCT 20 10 PM COMEDY AT STANDUP NY, NYC
SUN OCT 22 8 PM COMEDY AT THE STANDING ROOM, QUEENS
MON OCT 23 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 25 7 PM FUNDRAISER FOR BITCH MAGAZINE AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 25 10 PM "FUNHOUSE" AT PETE'S CANDY STORE, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 26 8:30 PM "BACKFAT VARIETY" AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
SAT OCT 28 - SAT NOV 4 I'm on vacation babbbbbyyyyy
MON NOV 6 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 9 8 PM "DUDES BEING DUDES BEING DUDES" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
SAT NOV 11 9 PM COMEDY AT THE PEOPLE'S IMPROV THEATER, NYC
SUN NOV 12 8 PM COMEDY AT SENSEI BAR, NYC
MON NOV 13 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES NOV 14 8 PM FUNDRAISER FOR SHELTER CHIC ANIMAL RESCUE, STANDUP NY
TUES NOV 14 9:30 COMEDY AT THE VSPOT EAST VILLAGE, NYC
MON NOV 20 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON NOV 27 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
THURS NOV 30 "BACKFAT VARIETY'S 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW" AT 61 LOCAL, BROOKLYN
FRI DEC 1 8 PM COMEDY AT THE HIDEOUT, BOSTON
SUN DEC 3 8 PM SLUMBREW AT LIQUID COURAGE, BOSTON
SUN DEC 3 9:30 THE PEOPLE'S SHOW AT IMPROV BOSTON
SAT DEC 16 11 PM COMEDY AT FREDDY'S BAR AND BACK ROOM, BROOKLYN
For comedy/writing jobs, show bookings, or press feel free to email me at email@example.com.
To follow and connect on Twitter and Instagram, find me at @emilymcwinter.