DESUS NICE & THE KID MERO (aka: THE BODEGA BOYS) are multi-talented comedians, writers, and podcasters who currently co-host Showtime’s first ever late-night talk show Desus & Mero, as well the long-running Bodega Boys podcast.
Their bond was forged in the early days of Twitter, where the Bronx natives and former schoolmates reconnected and shared an affinity for complaining about their day jobs, coupled with funny pop culture commentary. This led to stints on Complex (Desus Vs. Mero) and MTV (Joking Off), the start of their hit podcast Bodega Boys, and a critically-acclaimed daily late-night show on Viceland—all while they continued to amass an enthusiastic following for their witty, off-the-cuff musings on life’s greatest topics.
In February 2019, the duo brought their skills to Showtime, premiering their new late-night show Desus & Mero. Twice weekly, they offer their hilarious takes on the latest news and sit down with an all-star line-up of guests that span the cultural landscape, infusing the format with their signature brand of kinetic comedy. They are currently in their second season.
Recently, Desus & Mero contributed their voices to Ezra Koenig’s (Vampire Weekend) animated Netflix series Neo Yokio and Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas, alongside Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon and Jude Law.
They will release a life advice book, God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, through Random House on April 14, 2020.
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