The creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will bring their acclaimed podcast to London and Dublin this spring.
Live tapings of The Always Sunny Podcast are in the diary for the Royal Albert Hall on April 16, where a matinee and evening show are scheduled, and the Irish capital’s 3Arena on April 17. Tickets go on pre-sale this Wednesday (February 15) at 10am, before a general sale follows on Friday (February 17), also at 10am. The pre-sale code is SUNNY.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which follows the escapades of a degenerate group of friends running an Irish bar in Pennsylvania’s most-populous city, is the longest running live-action sitcom in US history, having been on the air since 2005.
The Always Sunny Podcast began life as a way for creator and actor Rob McElhenney to recap the show with co-stars Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton; it has since taken on a life of its own, with writer Megan Ganz as producer and de facto anchor and a long line of special guests including Sunny regulars Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and David Hornsby as well as the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The pod’s initial remit has been broadened considerably to include episodes dedicated to drinking, health checks and the art of dance. Now, ‘The Gang’ will bring it to the UK, where McElhenney is spending ever more time since taking over Wrexham Football Club with Ryan Reynolds, and Ireland, the show’s spiritual home, where four episodes of the last season were shot in 2021.
Previous live tapings of the podcast took place in Philadelphia last September at The Met, as the stars unpacked the two-parter Mac and Charlie Die. The shows featured a guest appearance from Jimmi Simpson, who plays antagonist Liam McPoyle, as well as a musical interlude from Day, who took to the piano for uproarious takes on ‘I Like Paddy’s Pub’ and ‘Dayman’.
“I guess it’s a new medium in a way, right?,” Day said in an interview with SPIN last Autumn, in which he discussed the Philadelphia tapings. “It’s not stand-up comedy. It’s not a play. It’s not a rock show. So, what is it? We’re finding that out as we go. It’s a wonderful opportunity to entertain.”