Darryl Lynn "D. L." Hughley (pronounced /ˈhjuːɡli/; born March 6, 1963) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is perhaps best known as the star of the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys, and as one of the four comedians featured in the Spike Lee film The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN's D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality in New York City.
Hughley was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Audrey and Charles Hughley, who was a Delta Air Lines maintenance worker. Hughley is married with his wife, LaDonna and they have three children: Ryan, Tyler and Kyle. Hughley has discussed his son's Asperger syndrome on several occasions.
From 1992 to 1993, Hughley was the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy program on BET. In 1998, through 2002, he wrote, produced and starred in the television sitcom series, The Hughleys. During 2005, he had a short-lived talk show on Comedy Central called Weekends at the D.L.. He is a member of The Original Kings of Comedy, and has also had roles on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and on NBC's Scrubs as Turk's brother. He was the host of the 2008 BET Awards. He also attended the funeral of one of his best friends and fellow King of Comedy, Bernie Mac. At the service, he gave a tearful speech during the eulogy.
Hughley was selected to host and write a comedic news-show on CNN which covers global happenings in politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture, titled D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, which aired its premiere episode on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10 p.m. EDT on CNN. On March 9, 2009, CNN announced Hughley would be ending the show due to a desire to work in Los Angeles and be closer to his family. He plans to continue his work with CNN as a Los Angeles-based contributor for the network.
Recently, Hughley began a career as an on-air radio personality. On July 20, 2009, The D.L. Hughley Morning Show premiered on WRKS (more popularly known as 98.7 Kiss FM), an urban adult contemporary station in New York City. His co-hosts included former BET news correspondent Jacque Reid. Airing from 6-10 am, the show placed Hughley in direct competition with his fellow "King of Comedy" Steve Harvey, whose nationally-syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show airs in New York on WBLS (Kiss FM's longtime rival). There were plans to take Hughley's show into syndication as well, but a dispute regarding his salary erupted between Kiss FM's parent company and the potential syndication company. In August 2010, Kiss FM dropped the show from its schedule, and Hughley moved on to other endeavors.
|1991||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Keith||Guest star|
|2000||The Original Kings of Comedy||Himself|
|2001||The Brothers||Derrick West|
|2003||Inspector Gadget 2||Gadgetmobile||Voice/Video|
|Scary Movie 3||John Wilson|
|2003||Scrubs||Kevin Turk||Guest star|
|The Adventures of Brer Rabbit||Brer Fox||Voice/Video|
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Simon Styles|
- D. L. Hughley Biography (1963-)
- Hughley Discusses Blagojevich and Burris With Congressman Bobby Rush (Jan-10-2009)
- Thousands Attend Service to Celebrate Life of Bernie Mac Chicago Defender
- "NBC Orders Game Show Pilot Hosted by D. L. Hughley". TVGuide.com.
- "D.L. Hughley Tapped to Host CNN Show". TV Guide. 2007-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Comedian D.L. Hughley to host CNN show". CNN. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- D. L. Hughley regrets end of 'D. L. Hughley Breaks the News' New York Daily News
- Hinckley, David (2009-07-15). "D.L. Hughley to host morning show on New York's Kiss-FM radio". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-07-20.
- "D.L. Hughley Morning Show officially off WRKS New York". Radio-Info.com. 2010-08-18. Retrieved 2010-08-31.
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