Desus & Mero

Outstanding Variety Talk Series


In Season 2 of this late-night series, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero speak off the cuff and chat with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more. The duo delivers smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics.

For Your Consideration

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Executive Producers: Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker, Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez, Victor Lopez, Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, Suzanne Fagel, Mike Pielocik
Co-Executive Producer: Josh Gondelman
Supervising Producer: Tommy Alter
Producers: John Skidmore, Hunter Speese, Michael Negri, Dave Drusky, Julia Young

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

Jeremy Hardwick

Outstanding Costumes

Satthra San, Costume Designer

Outstanding Lighting Design

John Bell, Lighting Director

Outstanding Makeup

Candace Henderson, Makeup Artist

William Marshall, Groomer

Bridgette Best, Additional Makeup Artist

Outstanding Editing

Matthew Askinazi, Edited by

Quinn Moticka, Edited by

Casey Brooks, Edited by

Juan Galindo, Edited by

Outstanding Sound Mixing

Andy Manganello, A1 Mixer

Steven Lettie, FOH Mixer

Max Perez, A2 Mixer

Juan Galindo, Post Mixer

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control

Dave Saretsky, Technical Director

Augie Yuson, Video Operator

Bob Hagerty, SOC Camera

Mark Whitmanm Camera

Mark Sparrough, Camera

Dan Carp, Camera

Outstanding Writing

Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker

Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez

Claire Friedman

Ziwe Fumudoh

Josh Gondelman

Robert Kornhauser

Heben Nigatu

Mike Pielocik

Julia Young


“changing the face of late night television”

– Fast Company

“verbal wit and Bronx-born street wisdom”

– The New Yorker

“gives late night a new attitude”

– Variety

“a breath of fresh air”

– Vanity Fair

“There’s no one more culturally vigilant than Daniel “Desus” Baker and Joel “Mero” Martinez”

– W Magazine

“a crash course in wokeness”

– The Atlantic

“an essential late-night addition”

– Entertainment Weekly

“…an offbeat staple in the world of late night…”

– Thrillist

“…veritable late-night royalty…”

– Entertainment Weekly

“…ceaseless originality, charm, and chemistry…”


“…TV’s most exciting duo.”

– Decider



Hosts, Writers & Executive Producers