Free ‘Desus & Mero’

(Above: Desus & Mero with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Source: YouTube video)

Letting viewers sample its late-night chat show, Desus & Mero, Showtime is offering free access to an episode featuring Tony-winning guest Lin-Manuel Miranda.

For the uninitiated, Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez) dispense comedic commentary on a range of cultural, political and sports topics. Guest have included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Spike Lee, Bill Hader, Ben Stiller, Carmelo Anthony, John Legend and Wu-Tang Clan.

Future episodes will include Black Monday’s Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Julian Edelman, Schoolboy Q and Ice Cube.

Desus & Mero debuts Mondays and Thursdays at 11 pm ET/PT. The show will go on hiatus August 5.

Nice and Mero found fame on Twitter, leading to gigs on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast (which they continue to host), and a daily late-night show on Viceland.

Streaming Options

Showtime is available as a stand-alone subscription service ($10.99/month) via showtime.com and other streaming providers.

For more, visit Showtime.

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