The Kid Mero

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The Kid Mero is a popular Dominican-American writer, comedian, TV personality, voice actor, YouTube personality, music blogger, and Twitter personality. The Kid Mero first gained fame co-starring on the podcast Desus vs. Mero with Desus Nice.

Early life and Childhood

The Kid Mero’s real name is Joel Martinez. He was born on May 15, 1983, in Washington Heights, Manhattan, USA, to Dominican immigrant parents. And the family moved to the Bronx when he was young. He is Afro-Latino and grew up speaking Spanish. Moreover, he has a sister who is available on Instagram under the username ‘@misscibao’.

He is 37 years old and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Moreover, his father and uncle wanted to name him “Romero,” which is the origin of the moniker Mero. Furthermore, Mero graduated from I.S. 117 in the Bronx. As of now, he lives in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

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Caption: The Kid Mero and his sister’s childhood picture. Source: Instagram

Professional Life

Mero realized he was talented at comedy from a young age but was not particularly interested in televised comedy or stand-up comedians growing up. He is a writer and producer, known for Vampires vs. the Bronx, Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015) and Neo Yokio (2017). He has made appearances in numerous shows including Joking Off, Bodega Boys, and Wild ‘N Out.

Moreover, Mero rose to prominence alongside fellow Bronx native Desus Nice with their Complex TV 46-episode podcast ‘Desus vs. Mero’, which first premiered on December 18, 2013. Similarly, as of season 5, he is a cast member of ‘Guy Code’ with Desus Nice. He was the co-host of Viceland’s Desus & Mero talk show alongside Desus until June 2018, and currently co-hosts Desus & Mero which premiered on February 21, 2019, on ‘Showtime’.

Mero previously worked as a teaching aid at a school in ‘The Bronx’. Later, he began writing for Vice’s music platform Noisey in 2012. However, his first article for them was published online on November 14, 2012; it was a review of Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles’ album III.

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Caption: The Kid Mero and Desus Nice performing on ‘Life is Beautiful Festival 2019’. Source: Instagram

More about his career

In a total, Mero wrote 69 articles for Noisey between November 2012 and March 2014, most of which were album and mixtape reviews, and all written in caps lock. Mero is a world record holder. Similarly, in September 2014, Mero broke the record for kazoo solo. This came to light in an exclusive interview on ‘Time Crisis with Ezra Koenig’ where Mero waxed on his illustrious accomplishment.

Furthermore, in December 2014, MTV announced that The Kid Mero and Desus Nice would be joining the cast of Guy Code for season 5, along with 11 other new cast members. Moreover, they appeared in the first episode of season 5, which was originally aired on January 14, 2015. He has made numerous appearances on MTV2’s Uncommon Sense alongside host Charlamagne Tha God.

Further, on August 30, 2016, Viceland announced ‘Desus & Mero’ which premiered on October 17, 2016. And the half-hour show ran Monday-Thursday, hosted by the Bronx-reared comedic duo. Its finale aired on June 28, 2018. Further, he currently co-hosts ‘Desus & Mero’ which premiered on February 21, 2019, on Showtime.

Personal Life

Mero is a married person. He is married to a beautiful lady named Heather Martinez who is a teacher from New Jersey. The duo has four kids, three sons, and a daughter. The names of their children are not mentioned. However, the family is having a good and quality time together.

Therefore, Mero has never faced any kind of rumors and controversies. He has always stayed away from the rumors that would harm his personal or professional life.

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Caption: The Kid Mero clicking a selfie with his wife and children. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

He has not disclosed his body measurements to the public yet. Mero has an average height and weight that matches his body structure. However, he has maintained a healthy and fit body physique. He has brown eyes and is bald. However, he always wears a cap and often wears glasses.

Social Media and Net Worth

Mero is active on Twitter with more than 294K followers. Likewise, his Instagram account has earned over 265K followers. And their collaborative YouTube channel ‘DESUS & MERO on SHOWTIME’ has earned more than 201K subscribers.

There is no doubt, The Kid Mero would pocket a huge amount of money through his profession. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $1 million – $5 million.