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Wendi and Dfernando's thirtieth episode and their guest interview is actress, writer, director, producer, and licensed therapist Shelley McLendon.
Originally from Long Beach, California, Shelley McLendon has lived in the northwest for over 25 years. She is known for writing sketch comedy as well as adapting cult movies into staged parodies that are performed to sold-out audiences.
Discouraged by the auditions she was being called for, Shelley decided her best bet was to write her own material that would highlight her comedic chops. It was her staged adaptation of the 1989 Patrick Swayze film ROAD HOUSE which she co-wrote with fellow writer Courtenay Hameister back in 2010 that was the catalyst for her production company Bad Reputation Productions.
With Bad Reputation Productions, she’s become a driving force in Portland’s comedy scene. Also a talented comedic actor, she’s successfully made the jump into producing and directing other artists. With the opening of The Siren Theater in 2015, she’s added a venue to her growing empire.
Along with her performing art career, Shelley holds a Master's of Arts in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon. In addition to private counseling, Shelley has worked with individuals and groups in alcohol/drug recovery, in college counseling centers and in community mental health agencies, and has taught courses in counseling and psychology as an adjunct university instructor.
Also on Episode 30 Wendi and Dfernando chat about production on RENO 911! and THE GOLDBERGS and gush about Netflix's EMILY IN PARIS. On the RIPE & ROTTEN REPORT there's the return of SUPERMARKET SWEEP on the ABC Network, impatient people in check-out lines, David Sedaris' latest book THE BEST OF ME, the Instagram account @officialanneranch and the annoying trend of social media influencers.
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