D. L. Hughley

This is the first chance Houston will have to see comedian D.L. Hughley in concert since CNN canceled his show D.L. Hughley Breaks the News. Seems Hughley’s brand of low-brow humor was a little too low for the news station’s audience. (What? Calling the GOP political convention “Nazi Germany” didn’t get enough laughs?) Admittedly, the show never found its footing. Was it news or was it comedy? Was it serious or was it parody? Hughley seemed to be on a tight leash, trying to be respectfully irreverent. The good news is that during today’s appearance, he’ll have no such constraints. The audience can expect Hughley’s pre-CNN, “Shut up, I’m gonna say it, I don’t care if you like it or not,” Kings of Comedy-style, razor-sharp wit. 8 p.m. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Freeway. For information, call 713-988-1020 or visit www.arenahouston.com. $55 and $65.
Fri., June 12, 8 p.m., 2009
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