For those who might have missed the news, podcasters Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have a new Showtime talkshow called, naturally, Desus & Mero, airing on Thursday nights. In last night’s premiere (each episode is only 30 minutes long), the duo also debuted an impressively on-point skit that is reminiscent of Key and Peele or The Chappelle Show, which is pretty high praise I realize — but it’s also true!
Fans of Neo Yokio on Netflix may also recognize the two as voicing Lexy and Gottlieb, a.k.a. the Caprese Boys, who are best friends with Kaz Kaan. Desus & Mero (real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez respectively) have also had successful stints on Complex, MTV, and Viceland. Their Showtime series is live from the Bronx on Thursdays, and you can watch the full first episode for free here.
But if you’re pressed for time, then definitely check out “The Greenest Book” sketch below, where the two men hilariously roast the Oscar contender Green Book for its outdated take on race relations:
Here’s the synopsis for Desus & Mero:
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 following. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keeps audiences buzzing. Desus and Mero continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast. Produced for SHOWTIME by JAX Media, DESUS & MERO will be executive produced by Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez.