Fans of the podcast and comedy duo Desus and Mero were saddened to hear of their sudden split last week. It had been announced that season 5 of their late night TV show would not be returning for its 5th season.
Last Thursday, it was reported by Puck News that the duo had split over a managerial dispute. Multiple sources said that Showtime had asked the duo’s manager, Victor Lopez, to no longer air the Desus & Mero tapings. Desus sided with Showtime who alleged that Lopez displayed “asshole behavior” that included “bullying, screaming, and making people on the show feel bad.” Mero, however, reportedly took Lopez’s side.
After the article was published, Mero was interviewed by New York’s WFAN where he discussed the split.
“It’s just natural progression,” Mero said. “It’s like we said on the podcast, ‘It’s Hollywood, baby.’ You develop strengths and things that you want to explore and do. And then things just happen naturally. It’s like Spike Jonze said on the Viceland show, ‘Everything is finite.’ What’s the corny cliche? Don’t be sad that it’s gone. Be happy that you experienced it.”
Mero then said that the decision to split was mutual, and that maybe in the future they come back and “form like Voltron.”
“Everybody grows,” Mero added. “I’m sure D’s got his things that he wants to do. I got my things I want to do. And they’re very specific to us. We’ve been a duo for a long time. I love everything that he’s done. It’s just natural. I’ve got my life, my worldview, my things going on, and he’s got his. So it’s only right that, instead of just staying like, We’re only going to do this one thing, we explore. Let’s break out. Let’s see what we do as individuals, and then form like Voltron later on. Who knows?”
Its good to know that there seems not to be any bad blood between the two.
You can check out interview here.