Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bob Einstein as Super Dave Osborne

Above, we have Super Dave Osborne's appearance this week on The Tonight Show. Funny stuff, as usual.

Comic Bob Einstein (aka Albert Brooks' older brother) has gotten a lot of mileage out of this character - which he has been performing since 1972. Take a look at this clip from a 1990 appearance on David Letterman's Late Night. It's essentially the same act he did on Conan - in each case, the host is "in" on the pre-scripted comedy.

You may also recognize Einstein as "Marty Funkhouser" on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

I had a good time looking through his official site today - especially the photo gallery, which contains pictures from his long-forgotten 1970 paperback.