*Two New York dudes making funny on television, ‘Desus and Mero‘ are a comedy duo that has taken Showtime by storm. Blending improv comedy, inner-city colloquialisms, hip-hop fashion, current events, pop culture, and music to create a new stream of late night comedic television, both Desus and Mero look forward to increased success and continued longevity in the entertainment industry.
Meeting in high school, the duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, began with their own podcast, ‘The Bodega Boys,’ that has garnered over 42 thousand subscribers on SoundCloud, 36 thousand subscribers on Youtube, and over 150 episodes.
Moving to the Vice Network, the pair was met with rating success and aired from August 2016 to June 2018.
The duo moved to Showtime in 2019, and the cable station expresses much hope for the show and has placed ‘Desus and Mero’ for Emmy consideration.
The duo expresses great joy, honor, and humbleness at their shows newfound place among the charting late night talk shows.
“Just being considered is an honor,” according to Desus.
Having a writing staff helping them with their skits and not having to rely solely on ad-libs and improvised comedy to get through their show is the biggest change from their humble beginnings of running an independent podcast.
Their brand of ad-lib comedy is gaining popularity with other shows having a similar approach to delivering real content flavored with comedy. What makes Desus and Mero unique, is their solid foundation in the community. Despite the increased funds, public awareness and access to industry professionals of all types, the duo has stayed consistent with their approach to selecting topics and covering current events relevant to the inner city and its residents.
The duo admits that some topics discussed with their writing teams spawn directly out of their still independent podcast. Those topics are fleshed out and expanded on by their writing team and then used for the show. This ‘flavoring’ of real-time and real-world information has pushed them forward in the ratings, increased their fan base, and given Showtime another break out hit.
The Emmys are currently accepting entries and on June 10, 2019 “Nomination Round” voting will begin and will end on June 24, 2019. The nominees will be announced on July 16, 2019. The 71st Emmy Awards will be recorded on September 22, 2019, and will air on the Fox Network.
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