Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lined Up as Guest on First ‘Desus & Mero’

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the first guest on Showtime weekly late-night show Desus & Mero. The show, hosted by Desus Nice (Daniel Baker) and The Kid Mero (Joel Martinez), debuts Feb. 21.

Ocasio-Cortez is a Democrat from New York. Like the hosts, she grew up in the Bronx.

Upcoming guests include Ben Stiller, Issa Rae, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and John Legend.

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Desus and Mero hosted the podcast Bodega Boys, and a daily show on Viceland before landing at Showtime.

Produced for Showtime by JAX Media, Desus & Mero is executive produced by Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.