Desus Nice returns as a late-night host tonight

Desus Nice (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Desus Nice (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

Desus Nice is already back hosting late-night TV. The former co-host of Desus & Mero will step in as guest host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.

Desus, real name Daniel Baker, wrapped up the fourth and final season of Desus & Mero in June. After nearly a decade of collaborating on television shows, viral content, podcasts, and more, he and The Kid Mero announced plans to go their separate ways.

Now, Desus has become the latest celebrity guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this summer. Fans may recall that Jimmy Kimmel takes an annual summer vacation, turning his ABC late-night TV show over to a rotating cast of guest hosts.

Anthony Anderson, Dana Carvey, Chelsea Handler, and Sean Hayes are just some of the names that have filled in for Kimmel in 2022. Few have come to the show with the kind of experience that Desus Nice brings, so the talented entertainer should have no problem running the show.

Who’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Desus Nice tonight?

Throughout his career on television, Desus Nice has proven he can talk to anyone. From former President Barack Obama to competitive eater Joey Chestnut, Desus has interviewed a wide range of personalities.

But on Monday night, he should be even more relaxed because he’ll be joined by a familiar face. His first guest is comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Carmichael appeared as a guest during the final run of episodes for Desus & Mero.

Carmichael will be on the show to promote his directorial debut, On the Count of Three. We may also get a mention of his two 2022 Emmy Award nominations, one for hosting Saturday Night Live and another for his comedy special, Rothaniel.

Then, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss joins Jimmy Kimmel Live! with Desus Nice. She’ll be on to discuss the Hulu documentary Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers.

Tonight’s musical guest is Grace IvesThe singer-songwriter’s album Janky Star came out earlier this year.

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