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Two Bronx firebrands shake up late night

Desus and Mero bring their idiosyncratic comic stylings to Showtime

WHEN ANNA KENDRICK GOES ON TALK SHOWS, SHE OFTEN gets asked to sing. The Pitch Perfect star has staged mini-musicals with James Corden and broken into show tunes with both Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien.

But when Kendrick appeared on Showtime’s talk show Desus & Mero this week, she didn’t sing. Instead, she joined its eponymous hosts at the strip club. In

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