Funnyman D.L. Hughley isn't laughing.
D.C.'s Zanzibar nightclub posted fliers and aired radio ads that claimed the comedian was going to appear at their nightclub last Friday, according to the Reliable Source. The only problem was that, according to Hughley and his promoter, nobody asked him to attend.
Here is what happened according to the blog:
When the promoter, Tracy Wiggs, checked with the star himself -- actually in town for a night of stand-up comedy at the Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro -- it turned out he didn't even know about it, says Hughley's lawyer. And both were baffled by the fliers they found online, promising that the star of "The Original Kings of Comedy" and "The Hughleys" would headline the waterfront nightspot's "Free Fall Friday" -- bottle service and VIP access available.
"People called Tracy, saying, 'Why'd your boy fake on us? We went to the club, he wasn't there,'." said Hughley's Bowie-based attorney Jimmy A. Bell to Reliable Source. "This is what D.L. said to me: 'I don't ever want this to happen to me again.'" Hughley is certainly trying to make sure of that. He has reportedly filed a $1.1 million lawsuit on Monday against the club.
Punchline Magazine also pointed out that Zanzibar also misspelled the names of two other comedians who were on a poster promoting the alleged false event.