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This is refreshing: a stand-up comic dissing his own sitcom. D.L. Hughley is honest enough to admit that his big-time small-screen break on the short-lived, unremembered Double Rush was a lame time-waster. “I was just filling the role of a funny black guy,” he has said. The irony being that that’s what he is when he’s onstage delivering his own observations about the often separate worlds of blacks and whites. The likable comic also refuses to apologize for what he considers to be the truth of his material, or for the fact that he dares to admit to a spiritual nature. You could applaud, but you may be too busy laughing. At 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. tonight & Saturday and 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. $17-20. (202) 296-7008. (Dave Nuttycombe)