New TV shows Desus and Mero and Patriot Act are now taping upcoming episodes in New York City.

Television fans can now rejoice as two of the hottest new TV shows, Desus & Mero and Patriot Act, have now become available on For the uninitiated, both Desus & Mero and Patriot Act are TV comedy shows that take a look at the current events of the week and find a way to poke fun at the players involved, think of it as a funny version of John Oliver. To be a member of either show’s live TV audience, simply visit their respective pages on and follow the instructions provided.

Desus & Mero

Desus & Mero is Showtime’s first foray into the late night talk show format. The show airs on Mondays and Thursdays at 11 PM EST on premium cable channel Showtime (Channel 589 in the NY area). Showtime is owned by the CBS TV Corporation. The show is hosted by popular New York internet personalities, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. The two take the traditional late night formula and add several heaped spoonfuls of their Bronx attitude and their disregard for the rules. This is seen in the how the pair keep large bottles of alcohol on their desk, their unadulterated use of profanity and New York slang, and their ability to riff on tangential topics to the point that the show nearly goes off the rails. On the boozy show the duo starts each episode off by commenting on the weekly headlines and cracking jokes through the lens of their urban upbringing. The pair also sits down with many “illustrious” guests for their interview segments. These guests range from filmmakers like Spike Lee and Ben Stiller to the democratic candidates in the 2020 US presidential race like Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker. The show feels like you are taking part in a hilarious, never ending conversation with a group of your best friends as they discuss the hot news topics of the week.

Patriot Act

Patriot Act is a new Netflix original show in the same vein as the other political satire shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. New episodes air every Sunday on Netflix and the show is hosted by comedian and former Daily Show senior correspondent Hasan Minhaj. Through each episode, Minhaj sheds light on socio-political issues that face our nation and international developments that threaten the stability of certain countries. These topics include the impact student loans will have on future generations and the Sudanese protests for democracy in an era of marshal law and political corruption. Minhaj is able to keep the show feeling light in spite of the heavy topics discussed through his quick delivery of silly jokes and his excellent pacing which allows proper emphasis to be placed on critical points, without having the show drag on. The entire message of the show is amplified thanks to the feat of modern engineering that is the set itself. The studio consists of a floor-to-ceiling LED display that even connects to the floor Minhaj walks on, creating some amazing effects. This allows for interesting graphics to be shown that not only make the show visually appealing, but help drive home the point that Minhaj is making.