Daniel Baker, a.k.a. Desus Nice, and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez have come a long way from their days of Twitter and podcasts, and even though the “Bodega Boys” haven’t switched up on us throughout their illustrious career, the formats in which we receive their authentic New York flair definitely have. Before the recent premiere of their new late night comedy series on Showtime, Desus & Mero, these Bronx-bred TV and internet personalities did just over 200 episodes of the identically titled Desus & Mero on Viceland -- a real “same beast, different animal” situation -- and while I love the new incarnation of the series, as a fan of the brand I can’t help but feel a couple things may have been lost in translation.
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