Emily Winter is a pile of sentient potatoes who's written for TV Land, Fusion TV, The New Yorker, 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 #7 in iTunes Training, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled in The AV Club, Buzzfeed, The Miami New Times, Bustle, someecards, and more.
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 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.")
-Writer for the popular card game That's What She Said
-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
-Performed standup in SF SketchFest, Laughing Skull Festival, 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, Orlando Indie Comedy Fest, Bird City Comedy Fest, 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
-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: "Everyday Thrillers: New Releases in the Missing Girls Genre"
GLAMOUR: "Getting My Dream Job Sort of Ruined My Life"
MEDIUM FEATURED STORIES: "Turning Failure Into Inspiration When You Bomb on Stage"
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"
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.
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
WED MAY 2 8:30 PM HOSTING THE FANCY SHOW AT THE DOUGLAS, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 3 8:30 PM GRIN AND BARRETT AT BEAUTY BAR, NYC
SAT MAY 5 8 PM ELECTRIC LAUGHS AT FRANKLIN ELECTRIC, BROOKLYN
SUN MAY 6 9:30 PM COMEDY AT THE KNITTING FACTORY, BROOKLYN
MON MAY 7 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES MAY 8 8 PM BACKFAT VARIETY AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
FRI MAY 11 10 PM CREAM CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL AT COOPERAGE, MILWAUKEE, WI
SAT MAY 12 6:30 PM CREAM CITY COMEDY FESTIVAL AT ANGELO'S, MILWAUKEE, WI
WED MAY 16 8 PM "COMEDY BINGO" AT THE ALEWIFE DINNER AND DRINK, NYC
WED MAY 16 8:30 PM "COMEDIANS YOU SHOULD KNOW" AT THE GUTTER, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 17 8 PM COMEDY AT PHIL'S BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 17 10 PM HURON COMEDY CLUB, NYC
FRI MAY 18 7:30 PM COMEDY AT FREDDY'S BAR, BROOKLYN
SAT MAY 19 3 PM "LATE LATE BREAKFAST" AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
SAT MAY 19 9 PM STANDUP OPENING FOR "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT THE TANK, NYC
MON MAY 21 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED MAY 23 8 PM "LAN PARTY" AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
WED MAY 23 10 PM COMEDY AT ZOMBIE HOUSE, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 24 9:30 PM "GOOD VIBES COMEDY" AT THE TANK, NYC
SAT MAY 26 7:30 PM COMEDY AT PINEBOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
SAT MAY 26 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
SAT MAY 26 11:30 PM "IT'S A LONG STORY" AT UCB EAST, NYC
MON MAY 28 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES MAY 29 10 PM JENNIE SUTTON'S COMEDY SHOW AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
WED MAY 30 "COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD," AT 96 MORGAN AVE, BROOKLYN
THURS MAY 31 8 PM COMEDY AT BARKEASY, BROOKLYN
MON JUNE 4 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
MON JUNE 4 11 PM "MOIST" WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN
THURS JUNE 7 7 PM CORPORATE EVENT FOR IDKTONIGHT.COM, NYC
THURS JUNE 7 8 PM COMEDY AT CHERRY TREE, BROOKLYN
FRI JUNE 8 8:30 PM "TWISTED LIPSTICK" AT SIR D'S LOUNGE, BROOKLYN
SUN JUNE 10 4 PM MISFIT HIVE SUNDAY SHOWCASE AT 38-02 61st Street, QUEENS
MON JUNE 11 9 PM COMEDY AT HALYARDS BAR, BROOKLYN
SAT JUNE 16 7:30 PM COMEDY AT QED, QUEENS
MON JUNE 18 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES JUNE 19 8 PM UNCANNY VALLEY AT HELL PHONE, BROOKLYN
WED JUNE 20 8 PM COMEDY AT ROSE GOLD, 96 MORGAN AVE, BROOKLYN
FRI JUNE 22 8 PM THE GAS AT GREAT SCOTT, BOSTON
SAT JUNE 23 8 PM ONE LINER MADNESS AT GREAT SCOTT, BOSTON
MON JUNE 25 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED JUNE 27 8 PM "ALL FEMALE REBOOT" AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
SAT JUNE 30 8 PM "SIDE PONYTAIL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
TUES JULY 3 8 PM "AS IF" AT REBECCA'S BROOKLYN
FRI JULY 6 10:30 PM "BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: NEW YORK VISION" AT UNION HALL, BROOKLYN
FRI JULY 13 8 PM "PARENTAL APPROVAL" AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BROOKLYN
WED JULY 18 8:30 PM "WEIRD BUT NICE" AT HALYARDS, BROOKLYN
FRI AUG 4 11 PM "LAST STOP LAUGHS" AT QED, QUEENS
TUES AUG 7 8 PM HOSTING CAITLIN PELUFFO'S BREAKOUT ARTIST SERIES AT CAROLINES, NYC
AUG 30 - SEPT 1 MINNESOTA
SEPT 12 - SEPT 16 DENVER
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