One of my takeaways from watching outtakes and deleted scenes on the Bridesmaids Blu Ray I recently reviewed was how fucking hilarious Wendi McLendon-Covey is: She was great in the movie proper as a jaded mom, but her improv skills (and filthy mind) really shone to great effect in those special features. (She also played Deputy Clementine Johnson on Reno 911!.)
What I didn't realize was that McLendon-Covey is the sister of Portland's own Shelley McLendon, whom you might have seen performing with Sweat, Roadhouse: The Play, and the Liberators. Back Fence, PDX just announced that the McLendon sisters will be presenting a story in tandem at their November 17th show. Has there been a better time in history to be a woman in comedy? (The answer to that question is "no.")
The Onion ran a great interview with McLendon-Covey a few months ago, which touches on her history with Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo at the Groundlings
You can find out more about the next Back Fence—and reserve tickets—right over here.