D.L. Hughley thinks that black people are different than white people. Haha, that’s funny right? … Right?
I caught the new show “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News” on CNN a few days ago and needless to say I was disappointed. If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s like an urban Daily Show for stupid people.
Instead of relying on biting satire and actual analysis of the ridiculous nature of American politics, D.L. Hughley finds his niche in going to a Sarah Palin rally. Get it? He’s black and he’s at a Sarah Palin rally! Hilarity must ensue!
The show relates to stupid people like Fox News relates to racists and I just don’t get it. Hughley could have taken this opportunity to really reach out to the CNN audience and give them some much needed minority perspective. Instead, we get ‘black people talk different than white people!’.
The show isn’t just unfunny. At times, I found it offensively juvenile. At a time where a black man is inches away from becoming president, isn’t it time that a black comedian finds a bit more substance when given the spotlight? Relying on pimp jokes and jokes about fried chicken and the whiteness of the Boston Red Sox leave a lot to be desired.
I would ask ‘are you kidding me?’ in response to these videos/the fact that this shit passes for television, but I already know the answer. No. There is nothing in terms of ‘kidding’ or ‘humour’ or ‘intelligence’ in relation to this show.
The sad thing is, I remember watching Hughley’s “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” for about 3 episodes and in that time, they had a storyline about how black comedy that appealed to the lowest-common-denominator (skip to about 4:20 into the video, you HAVE to see this one) was not fair to people as minorities. With “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News” relying on that same humour, this is irony at its best.
But then again, it is pretty funny to note that white people pronounce the g’s at the end of the words. Right?