Daniel “Desus Nice” Baker and Joel “The Kid Mero” Martinez received the Visionaries Award from the Bronx Museum of the Arts this week. The duo accepted the award during the museum’s gala.
“This means more than any Emmy or Oscar or whatever,” Mero joked.
“When you get recognized by your home borough — your people — that means more than anything,” he added.
Meanwhile, Desus joked that the museum was a “great field trip” growing up.He also went on to thanked his parents who left Jamaica in hopes of giving their son a better a life.
“They knew if they came to America their son would have a late-night show,” he laughingly said.
Alongside the two television stars, actress Kathleen Chalfant and documentary filmmaker Henry Chalfant were honored by the museum.
Desus & Mero is currently in its second season on Showtime, airing twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays.