I always like the character of Joey. I also believe that Matt LeBlanc never really got credit for creating a funny but lovable guy. If you have not seen a episode of ‘Episodes’ you really should take the time and watch one. The show is funny and seeing Matt do a parody of himself is very entertaining. Matt is deftly not ‘Joey’ and he proves it with his fourth Emmy nomination.
“I really can’t take much credit for it,” Matt LeBlanc says of his repeated Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for playing the role of “Matt LeBlanc” on Showtime’s satirical sitcom Episodes. Through four seasons on the series, he’s depicted a selfish, self-destructive parody of himself that, he’s quick to make clear, could be even worse of a person. Now with the show’s fourth season having nabbed him his fourth nomination (and seventh over his career), LeBlanc is at times almost philosophical, crediting the show’s writers and co-stars Tamsin Grieg and Stephen Mangan for his and the show’s success.
You’re pitched this show in which you’re playing the worst version of yourself that you could possibly play…
I could probably play worse. (Laughs.)
What’s it like then playing such an awful version of yourself?
It’s funny, because a lot of people assume that it’s this tricky sort of thing to arrive…
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