• Exclusive: Original Kings of Comedy biopic in the works

    When The Original Kings of Comedy hit theaters nationwide in August of 2000 no one could’ve predicted that it would do what it eventually did for the careers of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac. That is, no one except Walter Latham, the force behind the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed concert film shot over two nights at the Charlotte Coliseum in North Carolina during

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    Walter Latham and Verizon partner to distribute comedy

    Walter Latham proved himself an innovator in 2000 when he broke the mold of how stand-up comedy was produced and perceived. That was the year he released The Original Kings of Comedy and as a result broke the careers of Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer. Since that time Latham has continued shine a light on talented comedians all the while embracing ever-changing technologies. He launched

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    Steve Carell’s celebrity game show ‘Riot’ boasts Tom Green, D.L. Hughley, Mayim Bialik, more!

    Steve Carell’s celebrity improv game show Riot has been ordered to series and will feature famous guests including Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines and Carell himself! Originally developed under the name Slide Show, Riot has a regular cast of contestants playing improv games with Hollywood celebrities while on a stage that is slanted at a 22-degree angle. Think Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Wipeout!. Executive producer and contestant Carell brought

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    Jay Leno, Dane Cook, D.L. Hughley and more wish 11-year-old boy a well deserved happy birthday (Video)

    Wouldn’t you love a personalized video of birthday wishes from some of the country’s top comics? Jay Leno, Dane Cook, D.L. Hughely and a slew of other comedians did just that last night as the heartwarming story and video has gone viral. A Michigan boy named Colin turns 11 on March 9. He lives with sensory processing disorder, which makes it bit difficult for him to make friends at school.

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 71: Jon Lajoie, Greg Fitzsimmons, Amy Schumer

    After a week off from the traditional news-delivering Laughspin Podcast – you missed my amazing Jim Norton interview? – Mike and I are back to entertain and educate you in the ways of the comedy world. In this episode we listen to a new song from Jon Lajoie (maybe you know him as Taco from The League) about that Miley Cyrus performance at the MTV Video Music Awards. We also

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    D.L. Hughley is developing a series for FX (Exclusive)

    In its ever growing enthusiasm to develop original comedy content, FX has just inked a script deal with veteran comedian D.L. Hughley. “We’re doing a show on FX about me having a radio show,” Hughley tells Laughspin, adding the deal was just finalized this week. And if you think the premise sounds familiar, it might be because you heard the news of Hughley’s new syndicated radio show happening in real

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 69: D.L. Hughley, Alec Baldwin, Bret McKenzie

    It’s time for yet another edition of The Laughspin Podcast, where each week we deliver the latest comedy news to your earholes! This week’s show starts of a bit off-script. I decided it was a good time for me to complain a little and ask questions about the sheer amount of information online and how the hell I’m supposed to keep up with it without having panic attacks. But fear

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    D.L. Hughley lands his own radio show, looking to ‘singe the envelope’

    Veteran comedian D.L. Hughley has landed a deal to host his own syndicated radio show. Simply titled The D.L. Hughley Show, the program will air live every day from 3 to 7 pm ET and will be distrubted by Reach Media, which services more than 12 million listeners. “I’m very excited to get back to radio and it couldn’t have come at a better time,” Hughley says. “I think radio

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    Dancing with the Stars judges not impressed with D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick (Video)

    A new season of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night on ABC, and with it, came the first performances from the only two contestants we care about– comedians D.L. Hughley and Andy Dick. As expected neither one fared very well. Hughley came in dead last with a total score of 12 out of a possible 30 while Dick was second to last with a score of 17. To give

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    D.L. Hughley is scared of DWTS partner Cheryl Burke, has ‘shy hips’ (Video)

    It appears comedian D.L. Hughley has an affliction called “shy hips.” It sounds like something he’ll have to overcome if he’s to compete on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. He’s also scared of his pro partner Cheryl Burke. Oh, and he just turned 50! Happy birthday, Mr. Hughley! Check out the video to see the veteran comic and Burke chat about their DWTS experience so far. Be

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    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

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    Demetri Martin, Russell Peters, Jeff Dunham part of Comedy Central’s new Fall lineup

    Comedy Central has announced their plans for the Fall season, including the premiere dates for their new and returning shows, some new stand-up specials and other exciting events. Let’s take a look. Kicking off the Fall season on Sept. 25 at 10 pm ET is the return of Tosh.0, followed by the series premiere of Tosh’s new animated series Brickleberry at 10:30. It should be an interesting hour – the

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    Dave Chappelle upsets charity audience with “sh*tty show” (Video)

    UPDATE: 7:30 pm EST Dave Chappelle performed last night — this time, it was a 10-minute spot at Hard Rock Live (same venue) in Hollywood, FL and apologized for his “bad attitude” at Friday night’s show. For the full story, read the original account below. It seems Dave Chappelle, despite his god-like status in the world of stand-up comedy, is not immune to awkward shows. Last night, the comedian was

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    D.L. Hughley cast in comedy pilot for TNT

    Judging by the wealth of new shows, it would seem that Ted Turner and company have been more than busy lately. TNT has reunited D.L. Hughley (formerly of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) and Steven Weber for a new pilot written by Allan Loeb. The untitled series will feature Weber as a widowed police detective and Hughley as his newlywed partner, as the two “delve into world of mystery,

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    D.L. Hughley suing nightclub for $1.1 million

    We see it all the time – celebrities being billed to host or make an appearance at a trendy nightclub. Sometimes they show up and sometimes they don’t. But most of the time, the celebrities at least know they’re supposed to be there. Not D.L. Hughley. The comedian was being promoted by D.C. nightclub Zanzibar last Friday without his knowledge, something that irked the star of The Original Kings of

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