Desus & Mero Make The Cut For TIME’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

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Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are on the list for this year’s edition of TIME‘s infamous 25 Most Influential People on the Internet. The two are accompanied by other names including Kanye West, Donald Trump, Jake and Logan Paul, and the other top internet sensations.

This list comes the same day as the final episode of Desus & Mero, and the internet’s complete frenzy over their departure proves their spot on this list to be more than valid.

See what TIME had to say about the Bronx duo’s place on the list below:

“Comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—real names Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez—are a fairy tale for the internet age. The Bronx natives met during summer school but reconnected years later on Twitter, where their pithy, street-smart jokes earned them retweets, replies and followers galore. (Their combined following on Twitter currently clocks in at more than a million.) Their viral popularity and irreverent humor led to podcasts, hosting gigs with MTV2 and eventually, an unscripted late-night show on Viceland where they dissect politics and pop culture and feature guests ranging from Kirsten Gillibrand to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The pair will bring their signature wisecracking energy to Showtime in 2019, where they’ll host the network’s first weekly late-night show. In their own words, “the brand is strong.”

You can read the full list of influential people here.

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