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. 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 a docu-reality series, which aired on BET.
DL shot his 11th stand up special “DL Hughley: Contrarian” on May 11, 2018 in Philadelphia. The special is currently available on Netflix. In addition, on June 26, 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.
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 on Real 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.”