I’m not sure who told DL Hughley he was funny, but for some reason, CNN thinks he was funny enough for them to give him a ‘news’ show. Now, I can see the slant they were going with. HBO has Bill Mayer, Comedy Central has John Stewart and Colbert. But the difference between those networks is that Mayer, Stewart & Colbert are actually funny. In my opinion the his show is quite insulting to black people. The coonery is over the top, and once again, not funny. I seriously think that there is someone standing with an ‘applause’ sign just so the people know that this is when they’re supposed to laugh.
I look to CNN for unbiased news and political & social commentary (minus their Black In America series). In the months up to the election, my television was practically on CNN all evening (well also b/c of Don Lemon and his man-candy factor). But I’m hoping that eventually CNN executives will realize that this man is NOT funny. It’s not even the fact that he’s trying to hard to be funny, but he’s one of the most uninformed people I’ve seen on television. He’s contradictory and not in the ‘let’s play devils advocate’ sort of way, but in the “I’m a dumb ass who doesn’t know anything” sort of way. There are tons of other comedians out there who are able to provide political and humorous banter, without coming off as ignorant.
Also, let me not forget the most annoying factor I find in DL Hughley. THE HAIR!! How many years can one person rock ‘baby locs’? Let those things grow or just cut them off!