There have been rumors floating around that comedy duo Desus and Mero left their Viceland show because they had something exciting in the works. Today it was confirmed that Showtime has chosen the pair to host Showtime’s first late night talk show.
The new series will be a weekly half hour series, with comedy personalities Desus and Mero talking pop culture, sports, politics, music and everything else. They’ll also feature weekly guests.
Their Viceland show, Desus & Mero, was a daily show but the move to Showtime is an exciting one. The final episode will air June 28th with the Showtime series debuting in 2019.
Desus and Mero are thrilled about the opportunity. “We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family,” Desus Nice said. “The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing authentic television that will make your wiggington explode.” Kid Mero added, “I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late-night comedy show!”
“We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” Showtime Networks President and CEO David Nevins said. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low. They have a loyal and devoted fan base that will only multiply, and we can’t wait to see them take it to the next level on Showtime.”
Desus and Mero (real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez) have a big following for their podcast, and you also know them from Joking Off and Guy Code on MTV.