Bob Einstein AKA “Super Dave” Dies
Bob Einstein, better known as “Super Dave Osborne” or more recently ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ character “Marty Funkhouser” has died.
R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 2, 2019
His name was Bob Einstein, but we all called him Supe. Super Dave was a great friend and the master of a joke you could see coming for miles that still killed when it arrived. I will miss him https://t.co/JRkMp8XkCJ— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 2, 2019
Whenever Bob Einstein was on Letterman as “Super Dave” it was un-missable. No one was more confident with the long payoff. A genius panel guest. Look how excited Dave is to have him on: https://t.co/WELSE0ZH8B— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 2, 2019
It’s always sad when a comedian gets old and isn’t funny anymore. Few avoid this. But what if there was a comedian who not only didn’t lose it, but instead became funnier everyday, every day until his last. There was one. And now there is not. Bob Einstein is gone. I loved him.— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) January 2, 2019
Bob Einstein’s career spanned 50 years and included writing and playing the character “Officer Judy” on the “Smothers Brothers” to Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Einstein went on to write for “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour” before creating Daredevil “Super Dave” on the sketch comedy show “Bizarre,” on Johnny Carson and David Letterman’s late-night shows. Einstein later played the breakout character on his own Showtime series and in an animated sitcom. He was 76-years-old.