This Saturday, October 8, France 2 viewers will find Léa Salamé in the second part of the evening in Quelle époque!, a talk show which brings together several guests around a table and who debate current events. Among the main speakers, Christophe Dechavanne officiates as a permanent guest and Philippe Caverivière hosts two chronicles. One dedicated to the political week and the other to the planet people and social networks. If the 51-year-old comedian has established himself as a headliner of the program, he has worked behind the scenes for a very long time, in particular by being one of the authors of Nicolas Canteloup.
Before his career as a comedian, Philippe Caverivière worked for a long time as an animator at Club Med. It was in 1993 that he met Nicolas Canteloup. Together, they animated the shows of the club. When the imitator was recruited on Laughs and Songs in 2002, he immediately called his former friend from Club Med to help him write his texts. This is how Philippe Caverivière was for a long time one of Nicolas Canteloup’s authors on radio and television. At the same time, he worked for the program Vivement Dimanche presented by Michel Drucker and co-wrote the film Les Infidèles with Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche. He also contributed to the writing of Nature, Florent Peyre’s latest show.
Since the end of the adventure of La revue de almost by Nicolas Canteloup on Europe 1, Thomas Sotto has recruited Philippe Caverivière to be one of his columnists on his show on RTL. Since then, he hosts a column from Monday to Friday at 7:20 a.m. where he gives his opinion on the news. His corrosive and cutting humor was quickly appreciated and adopted by RTL listeners.
During the last two seasons of On est en direct on France 2, Laurent Ruquier launched Philippe Caverivière as a columnist where he played a role similar to that he has on RTL: deciphering the news of the week with humor. “I owe Laurent Ruquier for opening the doors of TV to me,” he said in an interview with 20 Minutes. When Laurent Ruquier decides to stop the show in 2022, the comedian hesitated for a long time to tell him that he was staying on France 2 to take part in the new talk show hosted by Léa Salamé. “For twenty days, I found an excuse every day not to call him. And then, on July 20, I ended up giving him a call. Laurent was very elegant, he told me to fly with my own wings, that he was happy for me. The great class”, he declared to the daily.
In the interview with 20 Minutes, Philippe Caverivière spoke of the death of his sister from cancer when he was 4 years old. “Despite their illness, these kids are happy. They keep smiling in the biggest fight there is. It’s polite to be happy. That’s why, when I arrive at RTL every morning, I make a duty to have the potato”, he confided. The comedian is also the sponsor of the Leo association, which finances research and the fight against pediatric cancers and leukemia.
On the heart side, the comedian is not single. “I am with a woman who is from my city, from Fréjus. She is an interior designer and decorator, and she is very talented”, he admitted to Femme Actuelle in 2020. He also indicates that they do not don’t have children yet.