D. L. Hughley

Ubiquitous comedian D.L. Hughley is making his second stop in Houston this year with a holiday run that includes two New Year’s Eve shows. The author of I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up: How the Audacity of Dopes Is Ruining America, Hughley finished in ninth place on the mega-hit reality television show Dancing With The Stars this year.

“We live in a world where reality shows now are the fare of the day, and everything’s kind of a derivative of it,” he reflected, laughing during a CNN interview. “Our country is so devoid of actually ‘living’ that we go home to watch other people live. We DVR other people living. And now, you have serious news anchors—or, people that are supposed to be serious news anchors—telling you about the most asinine, banal bullshit you’ve ever seen in your life. And they have to actually cover it! Do you think Dan Rather would ever think he would have to say ‘Snooki’ in a sentence? And be serious?”

8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tuesday. Houston Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-333-8800 or visit improvhouston.com. $30 to $70.
Fri., Dec. 27, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 28, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Tue., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 10 p.m., 2013

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