Tout le monde en parle
(Everybody's talking about it
) is a French talk show
broadcast on France 2
from September 5, 1998 to July 8, 2006. It was hosted by Thierry Ardisson
and produced by Catherine Barma.
During its first season (1998–1999), the show took the form of societal debates; it was in September 1999 that it was re-formatted into a talk-show.
The show features guests who are making news at the moment, including actors, writers, singers, politicians and athletes. Guests discuss their life and engage in thematic interviews. The show gradually acquired a provocative reputation, notably since the host does not hesitate to ask political guests questions about their private and sexual lives.
With Thierry Ardisson as the main host, he was first accompanied by Lawrence Ruqier and Linda Hardy. Later, he turned to duos Éric and Ramzy, then Kad and Olivier. Finally, he opted for comedian Lauren Baffie as co-host, until the end of the show.
It is similar to the U.S. late-night talk show Politically Incorrect
with Bill Maher
, which invites many guests to talk about current events, and is the center of a lot of talk and controversy.
A Canadian version debuted in 2004 on Radio-Canada
with Guy A. Lepage
as host and Dany Turcotte as le fou du roi
("the jester"). Although the title and concept is the same, there is no other connection and production and content is entirely separate.