This article is part of The Penmen Press’s annual April Fool’s edition. Even journalists need to have fun once in a while…
The current President of Southern New Hampshire University, Paul LeBlanc, is well-known around campus for his excellent backhand racquetball swing and his great rapport with students, but there’s always been one question that he’s been avoiding. Is he related to the “Friends” actor Matt LeBlanc?
They have the same last name, the same look, and the same charm. It was only a matter of time before we were able to connect the dots, and the Penmen Press have finally been able to do what no other news organization in New Hampshire has ever attempted to do before. Prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Paul LeBlanc is the father Matt LeBlanc.
After examining the birth certificates of both men proved inconclusive, Paul’s record of birth has almost certainly been destroyed in the case that a certain on-campus news organization might want to dispute his claim of only just entering his 40’s recently, we’re not buying it Paul, our investigators decided that the evidence must be waiting right in front of our noses.
After intense research into the pasts of both men the truth finally appeared. LeBlanc’s first job in education, at the well respected Havenhurst College which also happened to be the setting of LeBlanc’s early breakout role in “Class of ‘96”. Word has it that LeBlanc’s connections within the New England college allowed LeBlanc to score an audition.
When LeBlanc was confronted with this information heading to racquetball practice he confirmed what we had all summarized. “Matt is my son, it’s true. But I haven’t kept a distance between us because I don’t love him. I just didn’t want to overshadow what Matt has been able to do in his acting career. I think that he’s done just fine for himself, I don’t want him to have to be compared to me. It isn’t fair for him.”