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. He was the host of CNN's D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a short-lived comedy talk show. He is currently a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show, and a 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.