One gauge of national-level celebrityhood has long been: Have you been lampooned on Saturday Night Live
? That may not exactly be the case for the Beagle Brothers, but the local country band can now say it's been made fun of on The Daily Show
, which may arguably be an even bigger deal.
We profiled the band a few years back
, then last year followed up last year with the story of how the Beagles got a gig playing for Punxsutawney Phil
. This year, they reprised that role, and it got them on national TV again — not just the Weather Channel, which broadcasts the excitement live, but later in a segment on rodent prognostication on The Daily Show
. The Beagles got a solid few seconds of face time on Comedy Central, plus Jon Stewart called them "Gobbler's Knob's best Zac Brown cover band." OK, it didn't get a ton of laughs live, but we
can enjoy the moment at least.
Well. Just watch: