BAD REPUTATION PRODUCTIONS
The Story of Bad Reputation Productions...
In 2010, Shelley McLendon started Bad Reputation Productions when she came up with the idea for her first staged parody- ROAD HOUSE: THE PLAY! Her goal was to produce the funniest, smartest and freshest comedy experiences, using the best, funniest and nicest talent (she has a strict no divas/no asshole policy). Since then, Bad Reputation Productions has been producing/writing/performing and pleasing audiences all over Portland and beyond.
Read about "Shelley McLendon's Growing Empire" in The Portland Mercury HERE
Shelley was the guest curator on OPB's State of Wonder on March 26, 2016 and she talked all about Bad Reputation Productions and The Siren Theater. You can hear the show HERE.
What's this Shelley McLendon all about?
“Shelley McLendon (is the) ace in the hole…she has a Jennifer Saunders-like mutability, serving up knowing performances…” (Chicago Tribune)
“One of the prime movers we have to thank for Portland’s incendiary comedy scene is Shelley McLendon.” (OPB’s State of Wonder)
“The cast Bad Reputation has put together makes you wonder why Lorne Michaels still has a job”
(Portland Men’s Journal)
(The Siren Theater is)“A game changer for Portland Comedy.” (Portland Mercury)
Shelley is the...
- Creator/Producer of Bad Reputation Productions, LLC (est. 2010)
-Owner/operator of The Siren Theater
-Co-founder/ Co-director of
The Portland Sketch Comedy Festival
-Founding member of critically acclaimed sketch comedy duo The Aces
-Founding member of improv troupe
-Founding member of sketch comedy troupe Sedan
- Founding member/ director of improv troupe The Siren Theater Improv Giants
- Creator/ Co-writer/Producer of
ROAD HOUSE: The Play!,
The Lost Boys-Live!,
and Poltergeist Live
- Creator/ Writer/Producer of Rudolph-On Stage!
- Creator/Writer/Director of sketch comedy shows Lone Wolves and Sisters of Mercy
- Founding member of sketch comedy troupe SWEAT
- Creator/Producer of Slingshot comedy series at Portland Center Stage
In addition to performing in Portland since 2001, she has also performed in:
The Women in Comedy Festival (Boston), 2017 (where she shared the stage with Rachel Dratch & Sasheer Zamata!)
- The Portland Mercury's Indisputable Geniuses of Comedy 2017, 2016
-The San Francisco Sketch Fest 2015, 2011
-The Chicago Sketch Fest 2015, 2012, 2011
-The Stumptown Improv Fest 2016, 2015, 2014
-The Seattle Sketch Fest 2012
-The Seattle Festival of Improv 2008
-Mortified Los Angeles, San Francisco