On Monday, March 02, 2020, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. presented The Visionaries Award to comedy duo Daniel “Desus” Baker and Joel “Mero” Martinez at The Bronx Museum of the Arts Visionary Duos Gala.
Desus and Mero were chosen for The Visionaries Award in recognition of their witty and insightful commentary on pop culture and their steadfast pride and support of the Bronx, which among their tremendous accomplishments has changed the face of late-night television.
Proceeds from the gala will be used to continue offering free admission to the museum and their internationally recognized exhibitions, as well as provide free public programs and arts education to over 16,000 youths and 100,000 local and international visitors each year.
“Desus and Mero have done their part to bring Bronx bodega culture to the world and also to share their unique commentary on the latest current events so that it is accessible to our community,” said said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “The Bronx is proud of their success and I am proud to have been a part of this moment honoring them with The Bronx Museum.”
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