First, the Punch Brothers banjoist was featured in an hilarious short film, created by his Hollywood pal Ed Helms, with assistance from comedy master, Steve Martin. It has been viewed over 75,000 times in less than 2 weeks at Funny Or Die.
Now, the November 7 issue of the venerable New Yorker magazine features a cartoon by Matthew Diffie, who provided the cover art for Noam’s new CD. It’s something of a dig at the ol’ 5 string in the long tradition of banjo jokes, which reimagine our beloved banjo as an object of derision.
Noam isn’t specifically credited, but it’s him, sure enough!
What’s next… a balloon in the Thanksgiving Day Parade?