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DL Hughley will perform at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday

American actor and comedian Darryl Lynn “DL” Hughley has vowed to leave the audience bursting with laughter during his upcoming show at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night.

“Bermuda it is going to be a lot of fun,” Hughley (right) told The Royal Gazette.

“Come on out with some laughs, drink a little and I promise to make you laugh until your stomach hurts.”

Making people’s stomach hurt through laughter is something 52-year-old Hughley has been doing for quite some time. While he has featured in several movies and television shows, the father of three is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView, and as the eponymous character on sitcom The Hughleys on ABC/UPN, which he wrote, produced and starred in.

He also performed on The Original Kings of Comedy alongside late friend Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey, and played a guest role on the TV sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring rapper and actor Will Smith.

Hughley is quite familiar with the slower pace and surroundings of Bermuda, having previously visited the Island’s shores.

“I always have a good time when I go,” he said. “I am excited to go back.

“I won’t have time for golf because I’ll just be in and out this time.

“But I will smoke myself a good cigar, have a little wine and I promise to make you all laugh a lot.”

As well as acting and doing stand-up comedy, Hughley is a political commentator.

Asked who will win 2016 US presidential race, he said: “I will have to say Hillary Clinton for 2016, but it sure has been fun to watch these candidates, hasn’t it?

“Donald Trump has been the one that makes me laugh the most — he’s managed to p*** off both black people and Latinos in just one week!”

In more recent times, Hughley has taken his talents to radio and hosts a nationally syndicated afternoon drive show, The DL Hughley Show, distributed by Columbus Media Networks.

“I am really having a great time with the radio show,” he said. “It is basically a chance for me to talk for another four hours in the afternoon, and I dig that.

“Basically, it is just like doing stand-up. It is like water coming into your house; some you use to take a shower with, some you use to wash dishes, some you drink. It is the same thing when it comes to my comedy.”

Saturday’s show will also feature live performances by local singer Jessie Seymour and comedian Eddie G, while music will be provided by Jugglin Jason.

The show begins at 8pm and will be hosted by local comedian and radio DJ Bootsie.

n Tickets cost $75, VIP $125, and can be purchased from People’s Pharmacy, Choices, Caesar’s Pharmacy or online at www.bdatix.bm

The Original Kings of Comedy (from left) Steve Harvey, D. Hughley, Bernie Mac and Cedric the Entertainer (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Craig Blankenhorn)