Desus & Mero on Why Their Showtime Show Is an Essential Stop for Every Presidential Candidate

And why their program is a 'palate cleanser' from Trump

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There’s a new late-night talk show that will be an important part of the media tour for 2020 presidential election candidates. And if you’ve ever watched Desus & Mero, you know that it’s a show unlike any other that politicians have stopped by before.

The two hosts of the Showtime program—Desus (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez), who cover Adweek’s Creative 100 issue this week—are bombastic, funny and crass. They told Adweek they are making it their mission to have every presidential candidate, including Donald Trump— or at least a good number of them—stop by to chat.




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