D.L. Hughley Lands Show On CNN

October 16, 2008 By:
D.L. Hughley Lands Show On CNN

D.L. Hughley has just gotten himself a show on CNN! Variety reports that he’ll be hosting a weekend comedy show called “D.L. Hughley Breaks The News” that will air live at 10PM on Saturdays. Comedy and CNN? Sound like a contradiction! The show will debut on October 25th, and Hughley is calling it a news-oriented talk show which will shoot in New York with a live audience. The network says they’re trying to capture a younger demographic.

CNN U.S. President Jon Klein says, “D.L. is a very thoughtful, well-informed guy with unpredictable views, and I’ve always admired his comedy. The basic premise of the show is, what if a guy like him was let loose in the CNN building for a weekend after the lights went off?”

Hughley says of his new venture, "I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the network that I have watched for a very long time, and that to a large extent, has shaped my comedic view. CNN offers the perfect blend of news and information on a local, national and international level. What more can a comedian ask for?"

We wonder if Larry approves!