Anyone who's been remotely following the world of hip hop in the last fifteen years knows that Sean "Diddy" Combs has long since established himself a major player in the music scene. Since hitting it big with singles like "It's All About the Benjamins" in the late 1990s, the former Puff Daddy has branched out into acting, with roles in films like Made and Monster’s Ball. More recently, Combs delivered a scene-stealing turn as a crazed music executive in 2010's Judd Apatow produced comedy Get Him to the Greek, opposite Russell Brand and Jonah Hill. Now it seems that Combs is bringing his comic timing to television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rapper/actor has landed a guest role on FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. No details have been revealed about who he will play or how his role will figure into the show's storyline, which sees Charlie Day’s character coming face to face with his biological father. The series – which enters its eighth season this fall – has thus far been renewed for a ninth season.
Since he began his pursuit of acting, Combs has gone from film to stage with the lead role in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun (which he later reprised for a 2008 TV adaptation). In the last couple of years, he has set his sights on television, with previous guest appearances on CSI: Miami and Hawaii Five-0, but Always Sunny marks his first comedic television role.
Combs has already demonstrated that he can bring the funny on the big screen, and given the success he's already achieved in the worlds of theater, music, film and business in general, one would be hard-pressed to question whether or not he's capable of delivering solid laughs. What's more interesting is speculating if he can match the energy and tone of the FX cult hit.
Do you think Combs will be a good fit for Always Sunny, Screen Rant readers? What kind of character would you like to see him play?
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns for season 8 on October 11.