D. L. Hughley

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D. L. Hughley
D. L. Hughley, Robin Roberts, and Doreen Ringer-Ross, May 2013 (cropped)x.jpg
Hughley at the 72nd Peabody award, May 2013.
Born
Darryl Lynn Hughley

(1963-03-06) March 6, 1963 (age 56)
ResidenceCalabasas, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, political commentator, radio host, author, stand-up comedian
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)
LaDonna Hughley (m. 1986)
Children3
Websitewww.realdlhughley.com

Darryl Lynn Hughley (/ˈhjuːɡl/; born March 6, 1963)[1] is an American actor, political commentator, radio host, author and stand-up comedian. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET's ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys, and as one of the "Big Four" comedians in 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 and interviewer in New York City. In early 2013, D.L. Hughley landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.

Early life[edit]

Hughley was born in Portsmouth, Virginia the son of Audrey and Charles Hughley, who was a Delta Air Lines maintenance worker. Growing up in South Central, Los Angeles, Hughley's teen years were troubled, as he became a member of the notorious street gang the Bloods, and was expelled from San Pedro High School[2]. However, he eventually turned his back on gang life, getting his GED, and obtaining employment with The Los Angeles Times.[3][4]

Career[edit]

From 1992 to 1993, Hughley was the original host of ComicView, the stand-up comedy program on BET. From 1998 to 2002, he wrote, produced and starred in the television sitcom series, The Hughleys. During 2005, he released a stand-up comedy album "D.L. Hughley: Notes From The GED Section" [5] and 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. In 2008, he was the host of the 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.[6]

In June 2010, Hughley served as special guest moderator of ABC's "The View for one day.[7]

Hughley guest-starred on TBS's Glory Daze[8] and guest hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.[9] Hughley has filled in for Meredith Vieira as a guest host on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Hughley's first book, I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America, with contributions from Michael Malice, was published on July 31, 2012 by Crown Archetype Press.[10]

Hughley was a contestant on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with two-time champion Cheryl Burke.[11]

Hughley's second book, Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, was published on June 6, 2017 by William Morrow.[12]

Hughley's latest book, How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People with contributions from Doug Moe was published on June 26, 2018 by William Morrow.[13]

He is now hosting a new talk show The D.L. Hughley Show, that premiered on TV One in March 18, 2019.[14][15]

CNN[edit]

Hughley with Robert De Niro in January 2009.

Hughley was selected to host and write a comedic news-show on CNN which covers global happenings in politics, entertainment, sports and pop culture,[16] titled D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, which aired its premiere episode on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10 p.m. EDT on CNN.[17] 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 planned to continue his work with CNN as a Los Angeles-based contributor for the network.[18]

Radio[edit]

Hughley also has a career as an on-air radio personality. On July 20, 2009, The D.L. Hughley Morning Show premiered on WRKS (now WEPN), more popularly known at the time as 98.7 Kiss FM, an urban adult contemporary station in New York City. His co-hosts included former BET news correspondent Jacque Reid.[19] 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.[20]

On August 12, 2013, REACH Media, the syndicator founded by Tom Joyner, announced it had finalized a deal with D.L. to host a new nationally syndicated afternoon drive show, The D.L. Hughley Show, distributed by Cumulus Media Networks.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Hughley and his wife, LaDonna, have two daughters, Ryan and Tyler, and a son, Kyle.[22] Hughley has discussed his son's Asperger syndrome on several occasions.[23]

On November 9, 2017, Hughley gave an interview on Angela Yee's Lipservice podcast in which he described having an affair early in his marriage and career. His mistress had become pregnant and had a son; the infant was shaken to death by his mother's boyfriend.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Inspector Gadget Gadgetmobile Voice
2000 The Original Kings of Comedy Himself
2001 The Brothers Derrick West
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 Gadgetmobile Voice/Video
Chasing Papi Rodrigo
Scary Movie 3 John Wilson
2004 Soul Plane Johnny
2005 Shackles Ben Cross
Weekends at the D. L. Host
2006 Cloud 9 Tenspot
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit Brer Fox Voice/Video
2007 D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic Host Comedy Special
2008 D. L. Hughley Breaks the News
Spy School Albert
2012 D.L. Hughley: Reset Host Comedy Special
2018 D.L. Hughley: Contrarian
TBA Spinning Gold Bootsy Collins Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 One Night Stand Himself Comedy Special
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Keith Guest star
1994 HBO Comedy Half-Hour Himself Comedy Special
1997 Sister, Sister Hank Episode: "Slime Party"
1998–2002 The Hughleys Darryl Hughley Lead role
2001 The Parkers Darryl Hughley Crossover appearance
2003 Scrubs Kevin Turk Guest star
Premium Blend Himself Host
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Simon Stiles Lead role
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Skeet Guest star
2011 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Guest host
2012 DL Hughley: The Endangered List DL Hughley Executive producer, Star,[25] won a Peabody Award[26]
2013 Dancing with the Stars Himself Contestant
Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host Himself Co-host
2016 Heartbeat Dr. Hackett
Match Game Himself Panelist
2017 The Comedy Get Down Himself
2018– The Fix Himself Team Captain
2019- The D.L. Hughley Show Himself Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated, The (March 6, 2014). "D.L. Hughley, 50, and other celebrity birthdays for March 6, 2014". nola.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "D.L. Hughley". IMDb. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "D.L. Hughley Biography". The Biography.com website. A&E Television Networks. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  4. ^ "D.L. HUGHLEY 1981 San Pedro High School Yearbook CA". Ebay. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  5. ^ COMEDY CENTRAL® RECORDS RELEASES "D.L. HUGHLEY: NOTES FROM THE GED SECTION" CD HITTING STORES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine. Comedycentral.com (June 13, 2005). Retrieved on 2013-01-01.[dead link]
  6. ^ Thousands Attend Service to Celebrate Life of Bernie Mac Archived 2009-07-10 at the Wayback Machine Chicago Defender
  7. ^ "NBC Orders Game Show Pilot Hosted by D. L. Hughley". TVGuide.com. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010.
  8. ^ "Exclusive: D.L. Hughley, Gina Gershon Enroll in TBS's Glory Daze". TVGuide.com. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  9. ^ "Exclusive: D.L. Hughley to guest host Millionaire". Facebook.com. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  10. ^ D.L. Hughley and Michael Malice (2012) I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America, Crown Archetype ISBN 0307986233.
  11. ^ "Dorothy Hamill and Andy Dick among 'Dancing' stars". New York Post. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  12. ^ D.L. Hughley (2017) Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years, William Morrow ISBN 9780062399809.
  13. ^ D.L. Hughley and Doug Moe (2018) How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People, William Morrow ISBN 9780062698544.
  14. ^ de Moraes, Lisa (February 13, 2019). "D.L. Hughley Wants Terry Crews As First Guest On TV One Latenight Show; Blasts Floyd Mayweather – TCA". Deadline.
  15. ^ The #DLHughley show kicks off tomorrow at 11/10c only on @tvonetv with @RealDLHughley TV One on Twitter, March 17, 2019
  16. ^ "D.L. Hughley Tapped to Host CNN Show". TV Guide. October 15, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  17. ^ "Comedian D.L. Hughley to host CNN show". CNN. October 15, 2008. Retrieved October 15, 2008.
  18. ^ D. L. Hughley regrets end of 'D. L. Hughley Breaks the News'[permanent dead link] New York Daily News
  19. ^ Hinckley, David (July 15, 2009). "D.L. Hughley to host morning show on New York's Kiss-FM radio". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
  20. ^ "D.L. Hughley Morning Show officially off WRKS New York". Radio-Info.com. August 18, 2010. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
  21. ^ Lance Venta (August 26, 2013). "RadioInsight — D.L. Hughley To Host Syndicated Afternoon Show". Radioinsight.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  22. ^ D.L. Hughley: Biography. Tvguide.com. Retrieved on January 1, 2013.
  23. ^ Hughley Discusses Blagojevich and Burris With Congressman Bobby Rush. Transcripts.cnn.com (January 10, 2009). Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  24. ^ "D.L. Hughley Opens Up About Losing A Child Conceived During An Affair".
  25. ^ Comedy Central Premieres DL HUGHLEY: THE ENDANGERED LIST Today, 10/27 – BWWComedyWorld.com. Comedy.broadwayworld.com (October 27, 2012). Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  26. ^ 72nd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2013.

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