The D List
D.L. Hughley could patent his Checklist to Guaranteed Comedy Fame, yet hes somehow fallen short of Chris Rock-caliber cachet.
Survivor of troubled formative years? Hughleys a former Bloods gang member. Acclaimed television personality? He was the original ComicView host before tackling both Premium Blend and Def Comedy Jam. Successful big-screen debut? You may remember him as the most suave member of the Original Kings of Comedy tour and concert doc. Star of a wildly successful sitcom? The Hughleys juggernaut, anyone? Hit album? Check out 2004s Notes from the GED Section. Host of a high-profile awards show? He was an unequivocal highlight of Junes BET Awards. Why the hell doesnt D.L. get offers like I Think I Love My Wife and Pootie Tang?
Thoughtful, frighteningly intelligent, and undoubtedly just as sharp as he was on last years Unapologetic HBO special, Hughley hits the Tempe Improv for a four-night stand.
Thu., Aug. 14, 8 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 15, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 16, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 17, 8 p.m., 2008
Get the Things to Do Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly guide to events in Phoenix, and never be bored again. With suggestions for every day of the week, our recommendations will keep you busy on any budget.