As Americans, we’re faced with situations every day that seem completely illogical and absurd. We see the same things happen again and again in the media, with pundits saying the same talking points over and over, and no real progress is being made. It can make you want to scream and shout, but then people might think you’re crazy.
Fortunately for us, comedians don’t have to worry about that. D. L. Hughley, one of the original Kings of Comedy, is now the author of a new book, “I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up!” Being a touring comedian for decades means that Hughley has seen every corner of this country, as well as the diverse types of people that make up our citizenry. And Hughley isn’t so sure that the great melting pot has any idea what it’s doing.
Nothing is off-limits when Hughley has the floor: America’s role as the drunk guy at the bar, the power of guns over cops, why black men don’t feel sorry for other black men and how Republicans can win some of the black vote. What insights does Hughley have for America, and how would he suggest we get back on the right track?
D.L. Hughley, Comedian and Author of “I Want You to Shut the F#ck Up!: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America” (Crown Archetype)