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WATCH: Cory Booker Gets Cooked By Desus & Mero Over Viral Outfit


Desus and Mero made their highly-anticipated premiere on Showtime a week ago with their first guest being fellow Bronx native and New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Thursday, February 28, the series returned for its second episode of the debut season and decided to feature another popular Senator.

Unfortunately for Cory Booker, a New Jersey congressman and 2020 presidential candidate, it turned into a roast session.

The most illustrious show on late night decided to cook Booker over his now-viral outfit, which included oversized jeans, a white shirt and vibrant red vest.

The end result was pure hilarity.

“He looks like a too-cheery Walmart greeter,” joked Desus Nice.

You can check out the roast session of Cory Booker below.

About Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero, born Daniel Baker and Joel Hernandez, respectively, go by the stage names Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. Desus is of Jamaican-American descent, while Martinez is of Dominican-American descent.

The comedy duo both hail from the Bronx and rose to stardom with their pop culture and comedy show on Complex TV. The show debuted on December 18, 2013. After finding success, the two made their way to MTV2 as commentators on Guy Code, and eventually landed a show on Viceland which lasted until June 2018.

After their continued success, Desus and Mero landed a show on Showtime which premiered on Thursday, February 21.

Mero previously wrote for Viceland and served as a teacher’s aide in the Bronx, while Baker was also a columnist for Black Enterprise before joining Mero for their career in television. Mero is married to his wife, Heather, and the couple has four kids; three boys and a girl.

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