D.L. Hughley

Biography: A veteran stand-up comic who inspires both admiration and ire with his brutally honest, unabashedly liberal humor, this Los Angeles native ran with gangs as a teen until his cousin's murder prompted him to clean up his act. While working as a telemarketer, he met his future wife, who encouraged him to embark on an entertainment career. Hughley's autobiographical routines made him a hit on the comedy circuit, which led to frequent appearances on Def Comedy Jam and a spot as the host of BET's Comic View. In 1998 he created and starred in the family-friendly sitcom The Hughleys, based on his own experience of moving from the inner city to the suburbs. During his tenure, his career got a big boost from the Spike Lee-directed concert film The Original Kings of Comedy. Though The Hughleys ended in 2002, Hughley kept busy with a variety of hosting gigs and frequent talk-show appearances, notably on Real Time with Bill Maher. In 2005, he hosted a late night talk show on Comedy CentralA veteran stand-up comic who inspires both admiration and ire with his brutally honest, unabashedly liberal humor, this Los Angeles native ran with gangs as a teen until his cousin's murder prompted him to clean up his act. While working as a telemarketer, he met his future wife, who encouraged him to embark on an entertainment career. Hughley's autobiographical routines made him a hit on the comedy circuit, which led to frequent appearances on Def Comedy Jam and a spot as the host of BET's Comic View. In 1998 he created and starred in the family-friendly sitcom The Hughleys, based on his own experience of moving from the inner city to the suburbs. During his tenure, his career got a big boost from the Spike Lee-directed concert film The Original Kings of Comedy. Though The Hughleys ended in 2002, Hughley kept busy with a variety of hosting gigs and frequent talk-show appearances, notably on Real Time with Bill Maher. In 2005, he hosted a late night talk show on Comedy Central called Weekends at the D.L. A year later, he landed a part as a late-night sketch-comedy star on Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, but the series never gained an audience and was canceled. He quickly moved on to the HBO stand-up special D.L. Hughley: Unapologetic (2007), and did an Unapologetic stand-up tour. In 2008, CNN made him the host of a show, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News, which ended when he opted to be closer to his family. He stayed on CNN as a contributor, and began hosting a morning radio show on the New York station KISS-FM. Expand

D.L. Hughley's Scores

Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 75 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 37 Heartbeat (2016): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
10 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd America's Funniest Home Videos: Season 3 Jun 18, 2019 Host (2000-2001 Specials) tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 16 Jan 19, 2018 Panelist tbd
tbd The Daily Show: Season 23 Oct 2, 2017 Guest / Guest 0.2
56 The Opposition with Jordan Klepper: Season 1 Sep 25, 2017 Guest 5.8
tbd The View: Season 21 Sep 5, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Chew: Season 7 Sep 5, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd The Daily Show: Season 22 Oct 3, 2016 Guest / Guest 4.9
37 Heartbeat (2016): Season 1 Mar 22, 2016 Dr. Hackett 5.3
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 14 Jan 15, 2016 Himself / Panelist tbd
tbd The View: Season 19 Sep 8, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 13 Jan 9, 2015 Panelist tbd
60 The View: Season 18 Sep 15, 2014 Guest 2.7
tbd Dancing With the Stars: Season 16 Mar 18, 2013 Season 16 - Celebrity Dancer / Reality Cast Member tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 10 Sep 10, 2012 Guest tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 10 Jan 13, 2012 Guest 8.2
tbd The View: Season 15 Sep 6, 2011 Guest tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 9 Jan 14, 2011 Guest 7.9
39 The Talk: Season 1 Oct 18, 2010 Guest 5.4
66 Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 Sep 20, 2010 Skeet 7.3
48 The Jay Leno Show : Season 1 Sep 14, 2009 Correspondent 3.5
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 7 Feb 20, 2009 Guest 8.5
tbd D.L. Hughley Breaks the News: Season 1 Oct 25, 2008 Host / Writer / Executive Producer tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 6 Sep 8, 2008 Guest 7.8
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 6 Jan 11, 2008 Appearing 8.0
tbd Last Call with Carson Daly: Season 7 Sep 5, 2007 Guest tbd
tbd S.O.B.: Season 1 Jul 25, 2007 Host tbd
tbd Real Time With Bill Maher: Season 5 Feb 16, 2007 Panelist 8.3
75 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1 Sep 18, 2006 Simon Stiles 8.3
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 4 Sep 4, 2006 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 15 Jun 5, 2006 Guest tbd