• New York comedian debriefs 101 rejections on Today

    New York comic and Laughspin contributor Emily Winter impressed NBC’s Today show Monday morning with her ability to handle rejection. Winter recently published a piece in The New York Times about her 2018 New Years Resolution to get rejected 100 times—she closed last year with 101 sought-after noes. Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones spoke with Winter about how she quit her stable job to pursue comedy and how she resolved to

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    100 sets in 100 days: Stand-up comedian invites peers for public challenge

    New Year’s resolutions amongst comedians are coming with some public accountability. A bunch of stand-up comedians are challenging themselves to do 100 sets in 100 days—and no, improv doesn’t count. Chicago-based stand-up Brianna Murphy shared a public Google Doc on her Facebook profile January 1 challenging comedians to track their sets for the next 100 days—open mics, club spots, bar shows, and that fabled laundromat gig. New Year’s resolutions are all the rage

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    5 mistakes that will tank your indie comedy show

    Emily Winter is a stand-up comedian, writer, and producer based out of New York City. She runs three Time Out NY Critics’ Pick comedy shows in Brooklyn: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail. Last year, she co-created WHAT A JOKE, a nationwide anti-Trump comedy festival with shows in over 20 cities that raised more than $50K for the ACLU. In early 2018, I began recording a miniseries podcast called How

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    Marc Maron, President Obama podcast transcript leaked? (Photos)

    Fans of WTF with Marc Maron are already excited about his upcoming episode with President Barack Obama. Marc Maron announced on Thursday that the President will be his next podcast guest for what may become the most downloaded podcast episode of all time. Two New York City comedians made some memes anticipating how Maron’s Obama interview will go using many of the host’s WTF tropes. Chris Calogero and Emily Winter nailed

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