Bob Einstein Dies; Comedy Loses a Brilliant and Unforgettable Voice

Whether you were a gigantic fan of Super Dave Osborne, Marty Funkhouser or both was a generational thing, but the same man created both characters and many others. Bob Einstein was the son of a great comic (Harry Einstein), and the brother of another comic legend (Albert Brooks). Genius runs deep in the Einstein family.

Bob got his comedy start writing for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and won an Emmy for the show. In addition to playing the Super Dave Osborne character he created, and playing Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Marty also had memorable appearances on The Jon Byner Hour, Arrested Development, Crank Yankers, The Man Show, Oceans 13, The Life and Times of Tim, and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. And a completely unforgettable cameo in Robert Brooks Modern Romance as a sneaker salesman.

One of the funniest people who ever lived, from one of the funniest families on the face of the planet, Bob Einstein was 76.

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