Showtime Gambled On ‘Desus & Mero’ And So Far They’re Winning
There’s a new late-night talk show in town and it’s making waves with audiences. On Feb. 21, Showtime made its first foray into the late-night talk show arena, debuting the new version of “
Real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez, the native New Yorkers, also known as The Bodega Boys, are staying true to form and doing late-night TV their way. Instead of tailored suits and polished dress shoes, they sport comfortable hoodies, snapbacks and sneakers. Instead of comedic monologues, they deliver off-the-cuff jokes and dozens.
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Jamarlin talks to Kai Bond, managing partner at Comcast Ventures Catalyst Fund. They discuss the Fyre Festival being flagged during due diligence and Kai’s observation that most African-American entrepreneurs are under-negotiating. They also discuss a Washington Post article suggesting Facebook is psychopathic.
Mero told Variety, they’re happy with their new network because Showtime allows them to be authentic.
“They’re going to a platform that their audience doesn’t pay for,” Dubuc told Elle contributor Carrie Battan. “I told them, ‘You can always come back.’”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the first Showtime episode was viewed by over a million people. It featured popular political newbie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The second episode featured renowned actor Don Cheadle.
Showtime has placed the first episode on YouTube for viewers to see. The show airs Thursdays at 11 p.m. on Showtime.