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About DL Hughley

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the feature film and television arena.

D.L. has appeared in the Aaron Sorkin drama series for NBC "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and released a one-hour comedy special on HBO entitled "Unapologetic." In addition, you will find D.L. hosting the new BET hidden camera reality series, "S.O.B. Socially Offensive Behavior." The show is described by BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin as a show that uses "hidden cameras to test the value systems of people." D.L. will is also the host of the second season of the wildly popular "Def Comedy Jam" series on HBO.

D.L. Hughley spent four successful years starring in his own sitcom "The Hughleys," and he shows no signs of slowing down. In 2005-2006, D.L. hosted his own late night talk show for Comedy Central "Weekends at the DL." The talk show fulfilled one of D.L.'s dreams to host his own late night... Read More »

One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the feature film and television arena.

D.L. has appeared in the Aaron Sorkin drama series for NBC "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and released a one-hour comedy special on HBO entitled "Unapologetic." In addition, you will find D.L. hosting the new BET hidden camera reality series, "S.O.B. Socially Offensive Behavior." The show is described by BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin as a show that uses "hidden cameras to test the value systems of people." D.L. will is also the host of the second season of the wildly popular "Def Comedy Jam" series on HBO.

D.L. Hughley spent four successful years starring in his own sitcom "The Hughleys," and he shows no signs of slowing down. In 2005-2006, D.L. hosted his own late night talk show for Comedy Central "Weekends at the DL." The talk show fulfilled one of D.L.'s dreams to host his own late night talk show. Also Comedy Central aired D.L.'s one-hour comedy special "Shocked and Appalled." On the CD side, D.L.'s long-awaited comedy CD Notes From the GED Section is currently available.

In addition to some exciting television developments, D.L. took a serious turn with his work, starring in the drama "Shackles." In the film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Fest, D.L. plays a high school teacher who is hired to teach at a provisional school for inmates, and becomes faced with a talented but troubled young poet.In addition to his success in tv, it seems that film audiences seem to respond to Hughley on the big screen as well. Hughley wowed audiences in 2001 in "The Brothers," co-starred in "Cloud Nine" opposite Burt Reynolds and will next be seen in the film "Doubting Thomas."

It was the mega-hit ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY 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 1999 comedians D.L., Bernie, Steve and Cedric embarked on this national tour, which sold out most of the major concert arenas in over 50 cities across the country and went on to gross a staggering $37 million dollars nationwide. Spike Lee, eager to expose the tour to a larger audience, made a docu-film of the tour, and it was released nationwide to rave reviews.

D.L. has undoubtedly proved himself as one of the hardest working men in showbiz. In addition to his growing film resume, D.L. continues his reign on the standup comedy front, filling out concert arenas and headlining