About the Original

SHOWTIME® will premiere DESUS & MERO the weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and will air weekly on Thursday nights from New York City. The network’s first ever weekly late night talk show will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero, speaking highly off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

Longtime acquaintances Desus (Daniel Baker) and Mero (Joel Martinez) reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits. That led to stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast, and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish followingThe quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing.

 

 

ON AIR:

 

Premieres on Thursday, February 21 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT – airing weekly on Thursday nights on SHOWTIME

 

ORIGINATION:

New York

 

 

 

 

FORMAT:

Late-Night Talk Show

 

 

 

 

HOSTS:

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero

 

 

   

PRODUCED BY:

Produced for SHOWTIME by JAX Media

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez

 

 

 

 

CREATED BY:

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero

 

WRITERS:

Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Mike Pielocik, Josh Gondelman, Claire Friedman, Heben Nigatu and Ziwe Fumudoh

 

         

 

PHOTOS:                                              https://www.cbspressexpress.com/showtime/photos

 

WEBSITE:                                             https://www.sho.com/desus-and-mero

 

FACEBOOK:                                         https://www.facebook.com/DESUSandMERO/  

 

TWITTER:                                             @SHODesusAndMero

 

INSTAGRAM:                                       @shodesusandmero

 

CAST AND CREW ON TWITTER:

Desus Nice

@desusnice

 

The Kid Mero

@THEKIDMERO

 

Mike Pielocik

@michaelpielocik

 

Josh Gondelman

@joshgondelman

 

Claire Friedman

@clairegfriedman

 

Heben Nigatu

@heavenrants

 

Ziwe Fumudoh

@ziwe

 

 

 

CAST AND CREW ON INSTAGRAM:

Desus Nice

@desusnice

 

The Kid Mero

@thekidmero

 

Josh Gondelman

@joshgondelman

 

Heben Nigatu

@heavenrants

 

Claire Friedman

@clairegfriedman

 

Ziwe Fumudoh

@ziwef

 

 

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PRESS CONTACTS:

Amanda Cary

212-708-1593

Amanda.Cary@showtime.net

Cassidy Aquino

212-708-1392

Cassidy.Aquino@showtime.net    

Marissa Burton

310-234-5222

Marissa.Burton@showtime.net

 

PHOTO CONTACTS:

Jennifer Pappalardo   

310-234-5272  

Jennifer.Pappalardo@showtime.net

Sara Kestlinger

212-708-1650

Sara.Kestlinger@showtime.net

 

 

 

 

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BIOS

DESUS NICE & THE KID MERO (HOSTS, WRITERS & EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS)

DESUS NICE & THE KID MERO (aka: THE BODEGA BOYS) are quickly taking over the podcast world and late-night game. The comedians and podcasters rose to prominence when the former Bronx schoolmates reconnected on Twitter. As they were building their own followings, the two shared an affinity for complaining about their dissatisfaction for their jobs, coupled with pointed and funny pop culture commentary.

The re-connection of the quick-witted duo led to stints on Complex (Desus Vs. Mero) and MTV (Joking Off), their current podcast The Bodega Boys, and a daily critically-acclaimed late-night show on Viceland— all while continuing to amass an enthusiastic following for their smart and comedic off-the-cuff musings on life’s greatest topics. 

Recently, Desus & Mero contributed their voices to Ezra Koenig’s (Vampire Weekend) animated series Neo Yokio and Neo Yokio Pink Christmas, alongside Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon and Jude Law. In addition, they have an untitled 'life advice' book from Random House coming in 2019.

TONY HERNANDEZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning producer TONY HERNANDEZ has been in New York production for over two decades. Tony founded Jax Media in 2011, now based out of NYC and Los Angeles, and he oversees and produces all projects, including Broad City, Full Frontal with Samantha BeeYounger, Search Party, and The Conners. Forthcoming projects include Russian DollThe Other Two,  Florida Girls.

LILLY BURNS (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

LILLY BURNS is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning creative producer and founding member of Jax Media, where she writes, directs and develops television projects. She is an executive producer and director on Broad City and Search Party. Burns also serves as executive producer on Russian Doll, Florida Girls, and Younger among others. 

VICTOR LOPEZ (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)

VICTOR LOPEZ started his career at Cinetic in 2009 all through 2014, where he was Participation Analyst. Upon leaving he began managing and producing alongside Desus and Mero at Viacom, Viceland and Showtime.

 

Press:

Amanda Cary
212-708-1593
amanda.cary@showtime.net

Marissa Burton
310-234-5222
marissa.burton@showtime.net

Cassidy Aquino
212-708-1392
cassidy.aquino@showtime.net

 

Photo:

Jennifer Pappalardo
310-234-5272
jennifer.pappalardo@showtime.net

Sara Kestlinger
212-708-1650
sara.kestlinger@showtime.net