D.L. Hughly at Times Square
Type: Entertainment & Performances
One of the most popular and highly recognized stand-up comedians on the road today, has also made quite an impression in the television arena. D.L. is the newest talk show host on CNN, hosting his own late night talk show “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News.” D.L. joined the CNN family this past October, marking the first time a comedian has hosted their own show on the news network. He starred in NBC’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and hosted the BET hidden camera reality series, “S.O.B. Socially Offensive Behavior.” In 2006, D.L. also starred in his own HBO comedy special entitled “Unapologetic.” Following the success of the special, D.L. went on to host the second season of HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and hosted the 2008 BET Awards. Hughley spent four successful years starring in his own sitcom “The Hughleys.” It was the mega-hit ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY, directed by Spike Lee, that launched D.L. into superstardom. The film, based on the 1999 tour featuring D.L., Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer, garnered close to $40 million at the box office and became one of the highest selling DVDs in 2001. In 2005-2006, D.L. hosted his own late night talk show for Comedy Central “Weekends at the DL”, his first foray into late night hosting. In addition to some exciting television developments, D.L. took a serious turn with his work, starring in the drama Shackles. Hughley wowed audiences in 2001 in The Brothers, co-starred in Cloud Nine opposite Burt Reynolds, and also starred in the film Doubting Thomas. D.L. has undoubtedly proved himself as one of the hardest working men in showbiz. In addition to his growing TV and film resume, D.L. continues his reign on the stand-up comedy front, filling out concert halls and headlining comedy clubs across the country.