Emily Winter has written for The New York Times, 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 nationwide 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 Time Out Critics' Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety, Side Ponytail, and KAREN, and hosts a podcast that reached #1 in Podomatic training podcasts, HOW TO PRODUCE LIVE COMEDY. Her work has been profiled on The TODAY Show, The AV Club, the TED WorkLife with Adam Grant podcast, Buzzfeed, Lifehacker, The Miami New Times, The Brooklyn Paper, Bustle, someecards, The Boston Globe 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 entrants.
-Featured in a segment on The TODAY Show about resolution to get 100 rejections in comedy in 2018.
-Featured in a segment on TED’s Work Life with Adam Grant podcast.
-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
-Four-time winner of Laugh Exchange comedy contest.
-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
PIECES I'VE WRITTEN FOR MAGAZINES, TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET
THE NEW YORK TIMES:
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 written up in 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 three other comics (Julia Shiplett, Carolyn Busa, Ben Wasserman) at Friends & Lovers in Brooklyn every Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month.
KAREN is a free, quarterly comedy show sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, where audiences enjoy their first Fat Tire Beer totally free. I run this show with Caitlin Peluffo and Mike Lasher on 5th Fridays at Precious Metal in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
SEE A SHOW
HERE'S WHERE I'M PERFORMING IN THE COMING WEEKS
WED OCT 2 8 PM “SIDE PONYTAIL” AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
WED OCT 2 9 PM STANDUP NY, NYC
THURS OCT 3 9 PM COMEDY AT PHIL’S BAR, BROOKLYN
SAT OCT 5 8 PM JACKKNIFE COMEDY AT THE CREEK AND THE CAVE, QUEENS
MON OCT 7 8 PM BUTTERBOY AT LITTLEFIELD, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 9 8 PM COMEDY AT EASY LOVER, BROOKLYN
WED OCT 9 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
FRI OCT 11 7 PM COMEDY AT OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD, NYC
WED OCT 16 9 PM LET’S BE FRIENDS AT THE STARLINER, BK
THURS OCT 17 7:30 PM COMEDY AT THE HART BAR, BROOKLYN
THURS OCT 17 10 PM COMEDY UNDER SOHO PLAYHOUSE, NYC
FRI OCT 18 7:30 PM CLAM PALS AT FREDDY’S BROOKLYN
FRI OCT 18 10 PM STANDUP NEW YORK, NYC
MON OCT 21 9PM COMEDY AT FREDDY’S, BROOKLYN
TUES OCT 22 9 PM CRUSHING IT AT QED, QUEENS
WED OCT 23 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
THURS OCT 24 8 PM COMEDY UNDER ARTICHOKE, ARTICHOKE PIZZA, BUSHWICK BROOKLYN
SAT OCT 26 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
WED OCT 30 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
THURS OCT 31 9:30 PM BACKFAT VARIETY PRESENTS: COMEDIANS WITH GHOST STORIES, CAVEAT, NYC
WED NOV 6 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
MON NOV 11 9 PM COMEDY TIME MACHINE AT QED, QUEENS
WED NOV 13 9 PM ROD STEWART LIVE AT LA CUEVITA, HIGHLAND PARK, LA
WED NOV 20 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
THURS NOV 21 8 PM COMEDY AT NIERS TAVERN, QUEENS
WED NOV 27 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
FRI NOV 29 8 PM KAREN AT PINE BOX ROCK SHOP, BROOKLYN
SAT NOV 30 8 PM SIDE PONYTAIL COMEDY AT FRIENDS AND LOVERS, BK
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