(JTA) — Comedian Bob Einstein, who often performed as the satirical daredevil character Super Dave Osbourne and played Larry David’s friend Marty Funkhouser on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, died on Jan. 2 at 76 after a bout with cancer.

Einstein was the older brother of the comic and filmmaker Albert Brooks; their late father Harry Einstein was a radio comedian best known for playing the Greek immigrant Parkyakarkus.

In a memorable episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” David invites Funkhouser to a new Palestinian-owned chicken restaurant in Los Angeles; the Einstein character, who has become more serious about his Jewishness, refuses to takes off his yarmulke before going inside.

Brooks, on Twitter, remembered Einstein as a “great brother, father and husband” and a “brilliantly funny man.”