Desus and Mero Breakup Was ‘A Strategy’ Planned Over a Year in Advance, The Kid Mero Says

One of the more shocking pop culture developments of 2022 was the breakup of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, the longtime comedy duo who turned their hit podcast “Bodega Boys” into a comedy empire that culminated in the late night talk show “Desus & Mero,” which ran for four seasons on Showtime.

Last month, the stars abruptly revealed that they would not only be ending their Showtime series, but also their creative partnership as a whole.At the time, a Showtime spokesperson told IndieWire, “Showtime’s late-night talk show ‘Desus & Mero’ will not be returning for a fifth season.

Its final episode aired Thursday, June 23.

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward.”Since then, fan speculation has run rampant about whether the breakup was the result of a feud between the two comedians.

But that’s not the way Desus and Mero see it.

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