HBO Documentary Films has released the trailer for the upcoming documentary The Super Bob Einstein Movie. The film, celebrating the life and legacy of the late actor, writer, comedian, and producer, will debut on HBO on Tuesday, December 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
“Written, produced, and directed by Danny Gold and produced by George Shapiro and Aimee Hyatt, The Super Bob Einstein Movie features some of Einstein’s greatest comedic contributions, including his iconic alter-ego Super Dave Osborne, his work both behind and in front of the camera on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and his defining role as the unforgettable Marty Funkhouser on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm,” reads the synopsis. “The documentary explores Einstein’s unlikely discovery and enduring career, sharing the many evolving layers of his comedy from the people that knew him best.”
Punctuated with a treasure trove of archival clips, Einstein’s unique sensibility is remembered by family, friends and fellow comedians including Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Susie Essman, David Letterman, Sarah Silverman, Norman Lear, Cheryl Hines, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, Patton Oswalt, Rob Reiner, JB Smoove, brothers Albert Brooks and Cliff Einstein, wife Berta and daughter Erin. A pillar of the comedy community for nearly 50 years, Einstein’s singular sense of humor had a lasting impact on generations of legendary comedians.