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It’s Always Sunny (and Musical) in 6 Cities (Including Philadelphia)

85910194 When FX’s “It’s Always Sunny” gave the city of Philadelphia something other than cheesesteaks and cracked bells to brag about, no one could have imagined that promoting the fifth season would involve a six-city tour musical production starring a singing Danny DeVito dressed as a troll.

“The Nightman Cometh” is based on a season-four episode in which Charlie (Charlie Day) convinces the gang to put on a show about “a boy who is transformed into a man by his love for a woman, and the molestations of a bedroom invader called the Nightman,” as the New York Times puts it. The cast’s musical background is fairly non-existent (unless you take into account Danny DeVito’s song to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie “Twins”).

The show is sold out in each city, and the cast is touring on DeVito’s brother-in-law’s “beautiful” bus, according to a recent interview with DeVito in the NY Times. If that isn’t enough to make you believe in the impossible, maybe the fact that the show’s first season was the first script that writer and cast member Glenn Howerton wrote will.

It almost seems unfair that everything this show does seem to turn to gold, but hey, perhaps its their ‘try anything because it’s funny’ attitude that makes “Sunny” so successful. It’s so stupid it’s smart, it’s so offensive it’s funny, and it’s so cleaver it’s got fan’s wondering what will they think of to promote next season…all while humming “day man…ah ah ah…fighter of the night man…ah ah ah.”

Pictured: Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kaitlin Olson,Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” (Photo: Getty Images)

--Ashley Johncola

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