DL Hughley is coming to late night next week. Starting on Monday, March 18, the outspoken comic is bringing his brash style to TV One with The DL Hughley Show. The talk show will combine the usual elements of late night variety shows: news, entertainment, social media, comedy bits, guest interviews, and roundtable discussions.
Co-host Jasmine Sanders will join the always-opinionated Hughley on the hour-long show. The show seems like it will be loosely patterned after his radio program, also called The DL Hughley Show, but adapted for television. Hughley and Sanders currently co-host their syndicated radio program for Reach Media. Both Reach Media and TV One are connected to the Urban One media conglomerate. TV One is a cable network “representing the best of the past, present, and future of black entertainment TV.”
Late night TV is DL Hughley’s newest frontier
The comedy vet joins the late night landscape and if the teaser video is any indication, he won’t shy away from big topics. In the video, the Original King of Comedy asks, “How come they let a football player with a concussion on the field, but not one with a conscience?” This is bread and butter for Hughley. He won a Peabody Award for his documentary Endangered List where he tried to get black men placed on the endangered species list.
Since then, the comedian has bounced around as a panelist and host of a variety of shows including Match Game and Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host. He even competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2013 when Kellie Pickler took home the top prize. His latest stand-up special, D.L. Hughley: Contrarian, came out on Netflix in 2018.
Will Terry Crews be first DL Hughley Show guest?
Last month, Hughley stated that he would like his first guest to be actor and former professional football player Terry Crews. Last year when Crews joined the #MeToo movement with his own experience of sexual assault, Hughley and Crews got involved in a Twitter beef. We will have to wait until Monday to see if he was actually able to book his dream guest.
Watch the DL Hughley show starting Monday, March 18 on TV One. The show airs Monday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m ET/PT and 10:00 p.m. CT.