Matt LeBlanc can’t take a joke

Looks like Joey doesn’t want to be called Joey anymore. Matt LeBlanc, Joey from Friends, wasn’t too happy when a reporter from the Mirror called him Joey after Matt bumped into their table at a Fashion Week party at Maddox.

So, of course, we asked: “You all right, Joey? How YOU do-in?” But Matt raged back: “I’m not Joey. Don’t you dare call me Joey. The papers say I’m finished, so don’t call me f***ing Joey. I want to leave that all behind. I’m moving on.”

Mulling this over we replied: “OK, Joey, if that’s how you feel. But what are you doing? Let’s be honest, Joey, that’s who everyone knows you as.”

But Matt, who also tried his hand at DJing on the night to mark Hed Kandi’s new World Series album and fashion launch, wasn’t amused.

He yelled: “I’m not Joey. For the last time. I’m not f***ing Joey. It’s Matt. Matt LeBlanc. Joey’s in the past. I’m trying to do something new.”

Us: “Like what, Joey?” Joey: “I’m gonna do comedy. Working with the Friends producers to do comedy in England. And it’s got nothing to do with Joey before you ask.”

He then took a swig from his glass, on a table loaded with vodka, mixers and champagne. He didn’t offer us any, but hey, Joey doesn’t share food.. or drinks. At this point his aide dragged him away.

I’m not sure if the reporter knows this but when you provoke someone, they don’t usually respond positively. Were they expecting Matt to laugh and kiss them on the cheek for telling a joke he’s heard 500 times before? Because I was. I was totally surprised when Matt went off on them. My reality: shattered.

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12 years ago

What an asshole reporter, as if we can even rely on his recollection…

12 years ago

Shame on Matt for not throwing a bone to the douchey, loser hack!

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