The Aces are MICHAEL FETTERS and SHELLEY MCLENDON, and they are the tallest sketch comedy group in America. This is where you’ve seen Michael and Shelley together: The Portland Mercury’s Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy Show, The Lost Boys- Live!, ROAD HOUSE: The Play!, SWEAT, and in a little short film called TIME BIKE.
You’ve seen MICHAEL in GRIMM, PORTLANDIA, the film WILD, the music vid for CAKE’s MOUSTACHE MAN, THE AUTEUR, and Pioneer Middle School’s adaptation of ARSENIC and OLD LACE. He’s good. REAL good: “… Michael Fetters (is) a master of impish expressiveness.” (The Oregonian)
You’ve seen SHELLEY running THE SIREN THEATER, in The LIBERATORS, Sedan Sketch Comedy Troupe, Lone Wolves, POLTERGEIST LIVE, and she had one line in an episode of PORTLANDIA. People seem to like her: “She has a Jennifer Saunders-like mutability, serving up knowing performances…” (Chicago Tribune)
What do people think about The Aces?
“Portland’s version of Arrested Development” – B. Frayn Masters, Producer of BackFence PDX
“laugh out loud funny!” The Willamette Week
“Whip smart!” The Portland Mercury
“killingly funny. ” Portland Theatre Scene
“very good at what they do.” The Oregonian
When they first met, they didn’t think either one of them liked each other, so The Aces are a miracle. Their personal brand of comedy can be described as The Who meets Peaches and Herb.