At the start of his stand-up set in the 2000 film "The Original Kings of Comedy," D. L. Hughley mocked audience members who had to suffer the rigors of a daily grind. Now he's getting his comeuppance.
For the last week Mr. Hughley, 45, has had to arrive every morning at his office at CNN in Manhattan at the ungodly (for a comedian) hour of 11 a.m. to digest reams of information from newspapers, Web sites, television and talk radio. He has no time to goof off during the 8-to-12-hour days; only the occasional moment to glance at his new profile in the CNN company directory that lists him as an anchor.
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