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Bob Einstein is being remembered by castmates, colleagues and his brother Albert Brooks as a comedian’s comedian — “excruciatingly brilliant,” as his friend and Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Richard Lewis described him.
Series creator and star Larry David said in a statement: “Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on Curb. It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no one like him, as he told us again and again. We’re all in a state of shock.”
Lewis and David were joined by Curb castmate Cheryl Hines and writer David Mandel in praising the “Super Dave” creator. “We lost a friend today,” tweeted Hines, “Thanks for all of the laughs on Curb Your Enthusiasm…The comedy world will miss you.”
Einstein’s longtime pal Lewis tweeted: “His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.”
Wrote Brooks: “R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”
Curb‘s David Steinberg wrote: “#Bob Einstein “What a mind! What a great friend. Brilliantly funny always. We started together on the Smothers Brothers. Loved every moment working with him on Curb. He was one of a kind. Great loss to the comedy world. We will all miss him so. #RIP”
Here are some other reactions. Deadline will update this post with additional responses.
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
I’m in shock.
I knew him forever. to his loved ones. His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.
He was so loved. He told me how much he loved LD and Curb. RIP buddy. @HBO pic.twitter.com/G8f5PoffuF
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) 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
So sad when we lose the originals. Pure comic genius. I never met Bob Einstein but I was always jealous of everything he did and every hilarious subtle choice he made. Thanks for never NOT making me laugh. #RIPBobEinsteinhttps://t.co/C7VD27S8gM
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) January 2, 2019
Rest n Peace Bob Einstein. Had the honor of working with you. Loved your wit, charm, n subversive humour. Your spirit will be missed in this world.
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) January 2, 2019
Two weeks ago, @DavidLevien and I standing around on set with @kevinpollak telling Bob Einstein jokes. We said that night, and have said many times, that nobody made us laugh harder than Bob Einstein. He was the best joke teller of all time. Working with him on o13 was an honor.
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) January 2, 2019
I loved Super Dave Osborne.
RIP Bob Einstein
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) January 2, 2019
Super Dave has died. No one ever made me laugh harder than Bob Einstein. RIP
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) January 2, 2019
Very sad news about the brilliantly funny Bob Einstein. I first saw him in “Modern Romance” and was hooked. Love and healing thoughts to @AlbertBrooks and his family.
“I misjudged you, I”m not perfect.”
— Andy Kindler (@AndyKindler) January 2, 2019
I’m gutted at the passing of Bob Einstein..I was blessed to have known him for 20+ yrs & be on his SUPER DAVE SHOW in the 90’s & in the SUPER DAVE MOVIE-He was charming & warm-A SUPER GENTLEMAN! Brilliant as Funkhouser on CURB! R.I.P. Dear Friend https://t.co/qUJssDE5dV
— Michael Buffer (@Michael_Buffer) January 2, 2019
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