Comedian D.L. Hughley, who a few years ago was one of the finalists up for replacing Craig Kilborn on CBS' The Late Late Show (the job went to Craig Ferguson), is now joining the world of late television in a unique place -- on CNN. Hughley, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, will tell jokes about the week's biggest headlines and interview people from the worlds of politics, sports, and entertainment on the show.
Debuting this Saturday, October 25th on the 24-hour news network, D.L. Hughley Breaks the News will also include pre-taped comedy segments, and according to Hughley will be more like the late night talk shows of Leno and Letterman than Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, despite its presence on a news network.
Take a look at a couple clips below -- the first is Hughley's own introduction to what the show will be like, and the second is the first segment of tomorrow's inaugural broadcast.
(Edit: CNN's video embed wasn't working, but I found the same video on YouTube and posted it below.)
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