It’s Always Sunny live show: what did Rob McElhenney say on Twitter - will there be UK live shows?

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Rob McElhenney co-created the long-running comedy series

Fans of the hit comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadephia have been left in “heaven” after possible live shows in the UK were teased.

Rob McElhenney, who co-created the long-running series with Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, tweeted: “Would anyone in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland be interested in a Sunny live show in the Spring? Asking for some friends looking to travel. Will work for food :).” He also included flags for England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia also stars Danny DeVito and Kaitlin Olson. It recently became the longest-running live action American comedy series, having first debuted in 2005.

The creators of the show launched retrospective The Always Sunny Podcast in 2021. On Spotify, the description reads: “The guys are going back to where it all began: 2005. Starting with the very first episode, they’ll rewatch every season and give us a deep dive into their memories of creating the show, reveal how they first met, and discuss how they created a lasting partnership that has endured the better part of two decades. That is, if they can remember any of it.”

McElhenney is also known for being the co-owner of Wrexham A.F.C alongside Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds. The pair featured heavily in the Disney+ series Welcome to Wrexham.

Here is all you need to know about the possible live shows:

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What did Rob McElhenney say about UK live shows?

Rob McElhenney heavily hinted at the possibility of The Gang performing live shows across the British Isles with a tweet on Friday (13 January). He suggested the shows could take place in “spring” and that he would be willing to “work for food”.

For the most recent season of It’s Always Sunny, released in 2021, half of the episodes were set in Ireland. It included scenes shot in Dublin, however due to Covid restrictions many of the outdoor scenes were actually filmed in California.

No details or firm dates for UK live shows have been confirmed, beyond the tweet from McElhenney.

Have there been It’s Always Sunny live shows before?

Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson attend the premiere of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” in 2018.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson attend the premiere of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” in 2018.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Rob McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson attend the premiere of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” in 2018. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

As previously mentioned, The Gang launched The Always Sunny podcast in 2021. It features Rob, Charlie and Glenn rewatching episode from the show from the start and reminiscing on the series.

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In September 2022, the podcast held its first live shows at The Met in Philadelphia. The trio also brought a live version of the show to the Louisville festival Bourbon & Beyond in the same month last year.

What could you expect from It’s Always Sunny live show?

Spin reported on The Always Sunny show from Bourbon & Beyond, saying it featured a racuous crowd and that Charlie Day sat at a piano and played tracks from the series including Marry Me and The Dayman - famously featured in the musical episode The Nightman Cometh.

The show at The Met is said to have featured interactive moments and even FaceTime guest appearances from characters who have appeared in the show throughout the years. What would you like to see from a UK live show if it happened?

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