D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley

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About D.L. Hughley

A true king of comedy, D.L. has earned the reputation. D.L currently stars in his own one-hour special for HBO entitled Unapologetic. The special, D.L.’s fourth for the network (the others were in 1992, 1994 and 1999), premiered in September and is currently available on DVD. Taped before a live audience at the historic Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., the special features his take on the immigration debate; Cuban refugees; airplane restrictions; the n word; Don Imus and freedom of speech; the price of gasoline and cocaine; the NRA; and more. In it’s review, the Hollywood Reporter says the likable Hughley is the real deal, a guy who comes with his A-material and nails every line with smarts and savvy….connecting with the audience from the first minute through the last. In conjunction with the release of the DVD, Hughley is currently on a national comedy tour, the Unapologetic Tour.




D.L. can also be seen as the newest host of HBOs Def Comedy Jam which premiered early January. He is also host of VH1s Critics Choice Awards, the first awards show of the year honoring the best films and performances of 2007.




Hughley was recently seen hosting the new BET series S.O.B: Socially Offensive Behavior last summer, which enjoyed spectacular ratings in its debut run.



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A true king of comedy, D.L. has earned the reputation. D.L currently stars in his own one-hour special for HBO entitled Unapologetic. The special, D.L.’s fourth for the network (the others were in 1992, 1994 and 1999), premiered in September and is currently available on DVD. Taped before a live audience at the historic Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C., the special features his take on the immigration debate; Cuban refugees; airplane restrictions; the n word; Don Imus and freedom of speech; the price of gasoline and cocaine; the NRA; and more. In it’s review, the Hollywood Reporter says the likable Hughley is the real deal, a guy who comes with his A-material and nails every line with smarts and savvy….connecting with the audience from the first minute through the last. In conjunction with the release of the DVD, Hughley is currently on a national comedy tour, the Unapologetic Tour.




D.L. can also be seen as the newest host of HBOs Def Comedy Jam which premiered early January. He is also host of VH1s Critics Choice Awards, the first awards show of the year honoring the best films and performances of 2007.


Hughley was recently seen hosting the new BET series S.O.B: Socially Offensive Behavior last summer, which enjoyed spectacular ratings in its debut run.
One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. D.L. was mostly recently heard on the New York airwaves, as host of the morning show on WRKS-FM. DL also serves as a weekly contributor to the nationally syndicated radio show, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show." He is currently working on his first humorous book title.

Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian style, D.L. served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN "D.L. Hughley Breaks the News." Proving he could, indeed break news, D.L. was able to uncover startling, news-making comments from such guests as former White House press secretaries Scott McClellan and Ari Fleischer, as well as RNC chair Michael Steele.

A standup comedian to the core, D.L. starred in his own one-hour special for HBO entitled "Unapologetic." The special, D.L.''s fourth for the network, is currently available on DVD. In 2007, D.L. starred on the NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and also HBO''s "Def Comedy Jam" , as well as the BET series "S.O.B: Socially Offensive Behavior".

As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN "The Hughleys," D.L. is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances D.L. switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central "Weekends at the DL." He is a regular on the late night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Conan." He is frequently requested, and has even guest hosted on such shows as, "The View" and "Live with Regis & Kelly."

In addition, D.L. has headlined several comedy specials including "D.L. Hughley: Going Home," "D.L. Hughley Live", "Shocked & Appalled" and the recent "Unapologetic".

D.L.''s first love, always has been been, and always will be, standup comedy. "From the minute I first walked onstage and picked up a microphone," he says, "I knew that it was what I was meant to do."

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In addition, D.L. has headlined several comedy specials including D.L. Hughley: Going Home, and D.L. Hughley Live. His one-hour comedy special Shocked and Appalled aired last year on Comedy Central, and also released his comedy CD Notes From the GED.




As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, D.L. is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the hit comedy docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. It was this best-selling comedy tour and film of the same name that launched D.L., as well as fellow comedians Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer, into career overdrive. Since his run on the tour and film of the same name, D.L. has appeared in numerous films, including his dramatic feature film debut Shackles. A veteran of numerous talk show appearances D.L. switched the tables in 2005, hosting his own talk show on Comedy Central Weekends at the DL.