Weekends at the D.L.

Comedy Central (ended 2005)


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Weekends at the D.L.

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Shot in front of a studio audience, "Weekends at the D.L." is a hip new take on the late night talk show format. Each night will have a slightly different tone: Friday will be a weekend kick-off; Saturday will be an upbeat party and Sunday will be a winding down of the weekend. (Sunday's last episode was August 7, and was dropped due to low ratings). Veteran comedian D.L. brings a suave sensibility and downtown vibe to late night with stand-up, sketch segments and conversation, providing a comedic take on what's happening in the world at the moment. Each show will feature three guests from different backgrounds with diverse opinions who will join D.L. for a panel discussion as well as unannounced "drop-by" celebrities. A house band provides the tunes for each show, with the occasional musical guest.
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  • DL has found his Footing

    Good Guests, Great Talk. DL is doing a real good job establishing himself in a highly competive field.This has the makings of a Classic Talk Show. On a personal note they should focus less on the celebrities and more on the Funny. One of my Favorite Episodes was Paul Scheer and Loni Love Give those 2 a sitcom! DL Comedy Central is luck to have you. Give this show a chance!moreless
  • Take a pinch of some Politically Incorrect add D.L. Hughley and blend.

    Weekends at the D.L. is a mix of Hughleys comedy, guest interviews and group discussions on various topics. It all pretty much flows from Hughley himself who makes for an appealing host. The show will work better in the long run though, when D.L., who is a very funny guy, gets a better sense of when to throw in the one liner and when to let his guests be the star. Sometimes you get the feeling that he is in so much of a rush to get one-liners out that they don't get nearly as much out of the topics as they should. Also, it might not hurt to figure out what they want to focus on, entertainment topics and pop culture or politics. The former seems like a better fit, and I'm not sure mixing everything up in to a grab bag is that good of a fit. There is some promise, but there is also some things that should be done to tighten up the show and make the best use of the guests they have on.moreless
  • Its a new take on the talk show format.

    From the minute the show begins you can tell it's not your usual talk show, D.L. walks out with a giant cigar in his hand and you think wow. It's definitely a fun and more laid back talk show. He drinks and smokes while interviewing guest its actually cool. I mean it’s great he doesn’t "interview" exactly he just talks with the celebs which is different. I just a fun laid back show. The skits are usually funny and his monologues are just about as funny as every one else. It is a great way to spend a half an hour of your weekend nights.moreless
  • Each show begins with a funky rock and roll, tripping in the twilight zone theme. DL's monologues are short and always funny! The great guests engage in unrehearsed conversations about current events while smoking cigars and drinking wine. It's a fun showmoreless

    This is a funny show that brings the weekend in with a laugh! It is for sophisticated adults who don't have their head up their bums!

    The conversations flow and it has the feel of a fresher and hipper "Politically Incorrect". This show is not a Bill Maher copycat, it is pure D.L. It has his touch all over it and it's pretty cool! D.L. keeps things flowing as host and knows when to let his guests shine! This feels like Johnny Carson and Playboy After Dark combined! Check it out....you'll either get it or you won't.

    P.S. The house band is great!

    Marvin Ray

    Dallas, Txmoreless
  • A pretty good show. Except for the format.

    D.L. is a great talent. When he is himself, he is one of the best. But in this show, they have him doing too many things out of his element. He is not Dave Chappelle or David Letterman. Cut out the skits. D.L. should not do a monologue. He should just go out there and be a comedian not a corny host. People watch late night talk shows for the guests. People Chappelle for the skits. People watch Bill Maher for commentary and New Rules. And people watch the Daily Show for news that is not taken too seriously. In standup, he says how he feels and looks comfortable doing it. On this show he is forcing things. Interview guests. He has great chemistry with people from all different walks of life. Do not become part of the problem of television. Be D.L. and the show will be original enough to survive the status quo.moreless

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