The hosts of the Showtime late-nighter “Desus and Mero” will be included as part of the museum’s Visionary Duos gala recognizing those from the New York City borough who have made great strides in social justice, education and art.
Baker and Martinez have brought their Bronx-bred perspectives on everything from pop culture to politics to the Showtime series, which returns for its second season on Feb. 3. The pair also host the “Bodega Boys” podcast, which was a springboard for Baker and Martinez to host a TV talk show, first on Viceland and, as of February 2019, on Showtime. “Desus and Mero” airs twice-weekly in an hourlong format, with the hosts riffing and bantering about the week’s headlines and interviewing an eclectic mix of guests.
Baker and Martinez are also about to publish their first book later this year, “God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons From the Bronx.”
Also set for kudos at the Bronx Museum gala are the husband-and-wife duo of documentarian Henry Chalfant and Tony-winning actor Kathleen Chalfant, most recently seen on Showtime’s “The Affair.” Artist Diana Al-Hadid and architect Jon Lott; U.S. Congressman José E. Serrano and New York State Senator José M. Serrano.
The event, to be held at Manhattan’s Capitale, will feature performances by musicians Maluca and Young Paris.