President of the Grévin Academy
Marc Laurendeau is a comedian, actor, journalist, professor and a radio and television host. He was part of the comedy quartet Les Cyniques during the 1960s and 1970s, along with André Dubois, Marcel Saint-Germain and Serge Grenier. In the cinema, he appeared in Jacques Godbout’s 1972 musical comedy IXE-13.
In 1973, Laurendeau became Editorialist at the Montréal-Matin daily, and at the same time he was hosting Montréal en vrac, a late afternoon program on CKAC radio. In 1975, he was promoted to Chief Editorialist at Montréal-Matin, where he worked until 1978. From 1978 to 1988, he was a political columnist and analyst for La Presse and hosted public affairs shows on television. Since 1988, he has been a reporter and commentator for the radio at Radio-Canada, the French side of the CBC. Since 1995, he has lectured in journalism at Université de Montréal.
From 1998 to 2013, he reviewed newspaper coverage on a daily show called C’est bien meilleur le matin along with René Homier-Roy.