Inside Desus and Mero’s Wild Ride, From Twitter to Podcasts to Late-Night’s Hottest Show

The Bodega Boys talk leaving Viceland for Showtime, and why fans will see double this summer

Showtime’s Desus & Mero is not for background viewing. Viewers have to strain to listen, to make sure they’re not missing the latest throwaway joke or tangent from Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez), who host the premium-cable network’s first late-night talk show.

Desus and Mero on the Adweek Cannes Issue cover
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This story first appeared in the June 10, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.