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.
This July 2020, Harper Collins will release DL’s fourth book Surrender, White
People. His two previous satirical titles Black Man, White House: An Oral History
of the Obama Years and How Not to Get Shot…And Other Advice From White
People, became New York Times bestsellers. It was recently announced that
Comedy Central will shoot a docu-comedy series of How Not to Get Shot.
DL continues to dominate the stand up stage, producing specials for Netflix,
Showtime and HBO. His 11th stand up special “DL Hughley: Contrarian” is
currently available on Netflix.
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.
Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian-style, DL served as
host of his own late night talk shows on CNN and Comedy Central, 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 ground-breaking tour and docu-film The Original Kings of Comedy. A veteran
of numerous talk show appearances, he is a regular on the late night talk show
circuit, including always-memorable appearances on Real Time with Bill Maher,
CNN 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.”