The audience prefers the comedy he introduces through the instrument, imitating an inebriated husband attempting to enter his home late at night with the conversation that ensues when his wife discovers his condition. This is realistically done, the man's consignment of his spouse to an even warmer place than New York at present being caught quickly through its brevity. The instrument seems to speak, although Mr. Karl aids it by repeating the lines inaudibly. The "classy" selection for the finale brought two encores with the aid of a patriotic finish, but the surface indications are that the banjoist could do more with trick playing than in the academic department.
Bert Earl plays the banjo, drawing attention to the "tone and volume."
Variety 7:1 (07/06/1907)