Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Pays Tribute to the Late Bob Einstein
The musician says he used Einstein's 'Curb' character as an alias on tour
Published Jan 02, 2019The world is mourning the death of comedy legend Bob Einstein today, and the tributes are coming from every corner of the entertainment industry. Take, for example, soundtrack composer and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, who has shared an unlikely story related to Einstein's Curb Your Enthusiasm character.
On Twitter, Greenwood explained that he used the name Marty Funkhouser to check in to hotels on Radiohead tours.
So sad to hear this. He was amazing in Curb: I was Marty Funkhouser on the last two Radiohead tours in tribute to his beautifully pitched performance. So subtle. And to think it was all improvised. https://t.co/Mu5jH4B86w— Jonny Greenwood (@JnnyG) January 2, 2019
Adding to the narrative, Greenwood shared a letter he received addressed to Funkhouser from the Park Hyatt Chicago:
In addition to his role on Curb, Einstein was known for his recurring appearance on Arrested Development, as well as decades in the comedy industry. He also created the beloved character Super Dave Osborne.