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. DL can currently be heard nationwide
as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which
is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1
radio market – New York. The radio show dives head first into
hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture
and what's trending in social media.
DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy
Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer,
George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into docu-reality
series which aired on BET.
DL shot his 11th stand up special “DL Hughley:
Contrarian” last year in Philadelphia. The special is currently
available on Netflix. In addition, in June of 2018 Harper Collins
released DL’s third book How Not To Get Shot, And Other Advice From
White People. The book, a satirical conversation about race
relations, became DL’s second book to reach the New York Times Bestseller List.
In 2012, Random House books released his first humorous
book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up. That same
year, DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for
Comedy Central DL Hughley: The Endangered List, which premiered to
rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster
Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards. In 2016, DL released his
second book Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama
Years, described as a satirical retrospective of Obama’s years in
office. The book went on to make the New York Times Bestseller List.
He is currently working on his next book, scheduled for release in 2020.
Known for being astute and politically savvy in true
comedian-style, DL served as host of his own late night talk show on CNN DL
Hughley Breaks the News,and was a series regular on the Aaron Sorkin NBC
drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. DL hosted the TBS’s game
show Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He also tapped into his
playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC
show Dancing with the Stars.
As the star and producer of his namesake television
show that ran on ABC and UPN The Hughleys, DL 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 DL
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 onReal Time with Bill Maher and The
Tonight Show. He is frequently requested as a guest host for
such shows as Good Morning America, The View and Live with Kelly.
DL’s first love always has 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.”