One of the Original King’s of Comedy, DL Hughley was raised a Jehovah’s Witness in Los Angeles and no stranger to his neighborhood gangs, which provided a sense of structure, family and community. His sister’s teenage pregnancy led him to leave the church, giving him a crash course in resiliency that later helped him while pursuing his comedy career.
DL dropped out of high school, joined the LAPD Academy, quit and eventually married his wife of over 30 years to start a family. 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 hit comedy docu-film “The Original Kings of Comedy.”
He has an unapologetic work ethic and is dedicated to providing for his loved ones. His motivation to leave a legacy led to the transition of his comedy from frivolous jokes to political topics that inspire change.
The popular show UNCENSORED resumes for its second season and explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities including legendary hip-hop producer Jermaine Dupri, actress Tasha Smith, actress/singer Naturi Naughton and the reigning king of urban gospel Kirk Franklin. Viewers will get a glimpse into the lives of celebrities as they personally reveal their own stories, in their own words.
TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG airs the untold story of 80s family band The Jets this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/8C. UNCENSORED follows at 10 p.m. ET/9C and gives unprecedented access to comedian, author, and REACH Media syndicated host DL Hughley.