The stand-up comic-actor, a part of the Sept. 1-2 A.C. Comedy Festival at Tropicana, on his new book, the Presidential election and the state of America.
One can only imagine what Hughley will try next.
What’s perhaps most impressive about him is that he is open to evolving and when he takes a chance, he succeeds.
That’s hardly the norm in entertainment where it’s about replicating what an artist has done in the past or chasing trends. Hughley is one of those underheralded mavericks, who not only morphs but clearly has fun whether he’s onstage, on a set or wherever.
Hughley stands out at festivals and is on a solid one in Atlantic City at the Tropicana Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, that features Eddie Griffin, Sommore, Tommy Davidson, Damon Wayans Jr., Bruce Bruce and Paul Mooney, among other humorists.
“I have a good time doing festivals,” Hughley says. “I’ve had fun with these type of shows for years.”
There’s no doubt that Hughley is one of the more revered comics in the business.
“How can you not respect him?” Sommore says. “He’s done so much and done it so well and he’s a great guy. He has so much to be proud of.”
Hughley could rest on his laurels, but he’s about accomplishing as much as he can as he approaches the half-century mark.
“There’s no reason to slow down,” Hughley says. “I have so much that I want to do. There’s so much that I’m doing. I don’t have to look back. I have so much to look forward to.”
3rd Annual AC Comedy Festival w/ D.L. Hughley
When: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 1-2, 7pm & 10:30pm both nights
Where: Tropicana, Atlantic City
How Much: $49, $59, $79 and $125
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When comedian and left-leaning political pundit Bill Maher brings his stand-up act to Caesars Atlantic City this weekend, his primary goal will be to make an audience of about 1,500 people laugh for 90 minutes.
"I’m just the way I am,” Maher says. “It’s not like I’m trying to be a certain way. I have a viewpoint and it’s comedic. Regarding Religulous, I wanted to make a documentary that’s funny. I wanted people who go to the multiplex say, ‘What’s the alternative to the new Owen Wilson film? What else here is funny?’ I wanted to make a documentary that’s enlightening and amusing.”
“Last year was great, and from what I’m hearing the numbers we’re doing now are even better this year,” says Sommore, a New Jersey native who will open the festival Saturday (8pm) followed by Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, Tony Rock and Damon Williams.
The A.C. Comedy Festival is getting off to an impressive start with Friday’s lineup of Mike Epps, EarthQuake, George Willborn, Don “DC” Curry and Mario Tory. Saturday’s lineup features top comics Sommore, Bruce Bruce, D.L. Hughley, Gary Owen and TuRae.
A comprehensive listing of entertainment coming to the Atlantic City casinos, Boardwalk Hall and Bader Field.
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