D.L. Hughley 2013 (2)D.L. Hughley is 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.First and foremost a standup comedian, he stars in his 5th stand-up comedy special “Reset” which is currently airing on Showtime. In addition, D.L’s first humorous book title, I Want You to Shut the F*ck Up, is out in bookstores. DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central “D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List” and is a part of the groundbreaking “Black and Brown Comedy Get Down” tour.
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.” 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.”

DL’s tapped into his playful side participating in the 16th season of the hit ABC show “Dancing with the Stars,” alongside partner Cheryl Burke.

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,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” He is frequently requested as guest host on such shows as, “The View” and “Live with Kelly.”

D.L.’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.”

As the host of “The D.L. Hughley Show,”– a daily themed, music intensive afternoon drive radio program from 3-7 pm ET– Hughley, takes listeners on a no holds ride of humor and reality in the afternoons, stating, “I’m fast, funny, and topical. I make people laugh a lot and think a little. Some people want to push the envelope – I try to see if I can singe it a little.”

6 thoughts on “D.L. Hughley Bio

  1. Gwen Macon-Belmont on said:

    Hello D.L. & Crew right now you are in Raleigh at the PNC Arena. Wish I could be there. The only reason I’m not there to see you & the stellar cast of comics is because of the language &/or profanity alot of comics tend to use. Yes Mr. Hughley I understand and agree with Amendment Rights for free speech. I’m not asking you to change. What I would like to ask you & your comedic friends to consider is have a “G” or “PG” show prior to the main event. If that is in the too hard to do box perhaps releasing a DVD. I am starved for laughter! You & the other comedians have beautiful interesting minds! There is a market for “G/PG” humor. About 7-8 million of my friends might like to listen to your work.

  2. Kim Burrell did not make her comments on the grammys or the bet awards and if you read Genesis to Revelations the Lord used his people to preach against sin including homosexuality Leviticus charter 20 verse 13 and Romans 1st chapter verse 13 what the enemy wants to do is to tell God’s children what they can and can’t speak in the pulpit and that will never happen thanks for reading my comment and feel free to share.

  3. Rashid Abdul-Ghani on said:

    I was listening to your show on Monday 12/19/2016 at approximately 4pm and heard some comments that I feel are untrue about African-Americans. A young lady was talking about a program on Amazon Video called, High Castle. I heard you say, “Black people don’t like Black people”. Black people do not have a universal dislike for other Blacks. What is true, is that Black people have a universal dislike for Blacks who are sellouts and those Blacks who have been so damaged by the system of white supremacy that they cannot participate in a fruitful manner in the community. I listen to your show in Little Rock, Arkansas. White people in Arkansas feel more free to express their racist views. I had an employer tell me, “Nobody dislikes their own people more than Blacks”. If he was asked how the Willie Lynch letter contributed to his analysis, he’d probably deny knowing who this person was. The headquarters for the KKK is less than a hundred miles from Little Rock, in Harrison. A Black state representative was arrested in Little Rock for filming the police while they arrested a Black man. This e-mail is more of a friendly admonishment than a criticism. I don’t think you should reinforce racist ideas about Black people on your show. I generally like the subject matter on your program and hope you have many more years of success. Hotep!

  4. My name is Reggie Anglen, Columbus, Ohio, 614-253-1368, blind from birth and black. You are to be commended for being a cheerleader advocate for your son.

    I am founder of a new grassroots group here in Columbus called Teachable Moments. Please check out our website, teachablemoments.us

    I have worked all my life as a youth leader, social worker and a public relations professional- worked at the State School for the Blind; a settlement house and most recently at Ohio State University where I was a minority liaison for three OSU presidents. Lost my job to layoff in 2002. Now living on SSI/SSDI.

    Would like to talk with you about putting together a national conference to educate our people about how to advocate for “the children of the slient night”.

    Enjoy listening daily and shout out to your crew!!

    Reggie

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