Hughley was born in Los Angeles, California in 1963. He is an actor and stand-up comedian, and has worked on such shows as The Hughleys and The Jay Leno Show, and in movies such as The Original Kings of Comedy.
One of Boston's oldest comedy houses, Nick's Comedy Stop has hosted such legendary comedians as Denis Leary, Jerry Seinfeld, Phyllis Diller, Lenny Clarke and Jay Leno for more than 30 years. As one of the top clubs in the country, Nick's draws national headliners while providing a space for up-and-coming talent, as well as the leading local stand-up comics in Boston, including Steve Sweeney and Joe Wong. This hub for humor -- named the Top Comedy Club in Boston by "Travel + Leisure" magazine -- is located in the heart of the city's Theater District.