Hubbub: Matt LeBlanc

By Jason Schwartz | Boston Magazine |

So you play a character named Matt LeBlanc, who is not necessarily like the real Matt LeBlanc, but maybe vaguely similar to him? Well, it is loosely based on the public’s perception of celebrity. But he’s mostly a different guy. I’ll get a kick out of seeing if people think that’s what I’m really like.

The Matt LeBlanc in the show is kind of a jerk. I’m assuming you’re not a jerk, right? I don’t know that he’s a jerk. I mean, he comes across as a jerk sometimes, sure, but I think everybody does at times. He’s more manipulative than I am.

I couldn’t help but notice that a large portion of the plot revolves around the size of a certain part of your anatomy. Honest to God, I had nothing to do with that. They pitched me that idea, and I thought it was funny. I was like, “Yeah, sure, whatever.”

Is that one where people will need to figure out whether it’s the real or fake Matt LeBlanc? Yeah, exactly. We’ll see how that one comes across.

You’ve probably always been confused with your characters. People call me Joey on the street all the time.

And bring you sandwiches? I do like sandwiches. Who doesn’t like a good sandwich, right?

I love Boston, but it’s tough to get a good sandwich here. Go to Giuseppe’s down in Nonantum. There’s a line out the door at lunchtime. Cheap, too. Well, not as cheap as it was — I think it used to be 85 cents for a small and $1.25 for a large.