A true comedy superstar, DL has conquered the worlds of stand-up, television and radio. He has packed concert halls, hosted talk shows, starred in his own sitcom and – as an Original King of Comedy – become a pop culture icon. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the man up close. Do not miss it.
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Admission / Seating Policies
- Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
- If your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons. The exception is when a ticket is clearly listed as "table for 2," "table for 4," etc. In those cases, your party is guaranteed to have a table to itself.
- Passes cannot be used for any show listed as a "special event."
- There is a two-item minimum per customer. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)
- Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
- For our main showroom, matinees and the first show of any night are considered "early" shows. All other shows are "late" shows.
- Early shows in the main showroom are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Please note that the size of your party will also affect what seating options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.
- Late shows in the main showroom have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage).
One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. The radio show dives head first into hot topics of the day and dishes on the latest news, entertainment, pop culture and what's trending in social media.
In 2020, Harper Collins released DL’s fourth book, "Surrender, White People." His two previous satirical titles, "Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years" and "How Not to Get Shot…And Other Advice From White People," became New York Times bestsellers. It was recently announced that Comedy Central will shoot a docu-comedy series of How Not to Get Shot. DL continues to dominate the stand up stage, producing specials for Netflix, Showtime and HBO. His 11th stand up special “DL Hughley: Contrarian” is
currently available on Netflix.
DL also created and starred in the satirical documentary special for Comedy Central, "DL Hughley: The Endangered List," which premiered to rave reviews. The special was honored with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award at the 72nd Annual Peabody Awards.
Known for being astute and politically savvy in true comedian-style, DL served as host of his own late night talk shows on CNN and Comedy Central, and was a series regular on the Aaron Sorkin NBC drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." DL hosted the TBS game show "Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host." He also tapped into his playful side and participated in the 16th season of the hit ABC show "Dancing with the Stars."
As the star and producer of his namesake television show that ran on ABC and UPN "The Hughleys," DL is also well known as one of the standout comedians on the ground-breaking tour and docu-film "The Original Kings of Comedy." A veteran of numerous talk show appearances, he is a regular on the late night talk show circuit, including always-memorable appearances on "Real Time with Bill Maher," CNN and "The Tonight Show." He is frequently requested as a guest host for such shows as "Good Morning America" and "The View."
DL’s first love always has been, and always will be, standup comedy. “From the minute I first walked onstage and picked up a microphone,” he says, “I knew that it was what I was meant to do.”