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 the 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.”