Well, congratulations to both of you, happy birthday, and Rihanna’s baby is following in your footsteps, which we love.
Desus: Shout to the baby.
What do you think they’re going to name the baby if you had to guess?
Mero: Oh, man. ASAP baby?
Desus: Maybe to keep with Rihanna’s roots, maybe Young Flying Fish, something like that you know. Something delicious.
Mero: Lil Conch?
Desus: Everyone loves a delicious baby. I don’t know if you’re allowed to say that… Might be a hot take.
We’re going to leave you on the island of that thought, but I love that you said that. Let’s talk about the reason why we’re here. Desus & Mero, the amazing illustrious late night show. I want to… I have so many, so many questions. I love the show. I’ve been a fan for a long tim. You’ve been doing it for a while. What was something that you were really excited to do going into this season or something that was on your mind when you were crafting this season?
Desus: When we finished season three, we really hit a stride. So it was like getting back at it, because we knew we… Like season three, you started seeing like the guests were getting bigger and the sketches were getting better. And so we kind of knew we had something for season four. So it was just basically getting back at it. And if you look, season four has not failed. You know, we see nothing but illustrious guests, we got Denzel, we got Pusha T, we got Michelle Yeoh. We have guests that when we tell people these are the guests on our show, people are like, “Yo.” They’re starting to take us serious now, if they were fronting on the show before. So it’s just like just keeping that energy going, just like barreling through and just making the show as fire as we know, we can make it.
Mero: And digital man, like the digital team is so talented and they gave them more resources and more time to really do a bunch of dope stuff. So like the happy hours that have been coming out have been phenomenal.
Desus: Killing it.
What was like a moment where you felt that kind of shift, like “Oh, people are inviting us to things. Oh, we’re getting nominated for things.” Can you say if there was a moment when you noticed that shift happening?
Desus: You know, once politicians started coming on our show, it became a major stop for presidential nominees. Like we were having conversations with people who possibly decide the future of the nation. At that point, it’s like, I mean, you can’t talk to me the same way you were talking to me in 2016. You know what I mean? Don’t ask me for ID when I’m buying beer, you know who I am. I know Joe Biden.