Paul Rust

Paul Rust is an actor, writer, and comedian living in Los Angeles. As an actor, Rust has appeared in the films I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER, directed by Chris Columbus, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, directed by Quentin Tarantino. In television, Paul has appeared in PARKS AND RECREATION, SUPER FUN NIGHT, COMEDY BANG! BANG!, and many more. He was also a writer on ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and COMEDY BANG! BANG! and frequently performs improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, CA.

Along with Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin, Paul is the co-creator and executive producer of Netflix’s highly anticipated series, LOVE, in which he will play a leading role opposite Gillian Jacobs. Paul co-wrote the script for the upcoming Pee Wee Herman movie with Paul Reubens, which Judd Apatow is producing.

Guest Appearances

Tick Tock Clawk

Comedy Bang Bang #374September 10, 2015

Start the clock! Maxwell Keeper aka The Time Keeper, an observer and celebrator of time is back on a bonus Comedy Bing Bong to spend some precious time with Scott and company. They’ll have a grand ol’ time with the world’s most…


Paul Rust Again, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #99September 1, 2015

Hayes and Sean had a tragic mishap with their phones so they're using this week's episode to reach out with some critical messages. Then, Paul Rust, the head editor of lifestyle magazine "Grauman's" is on the show again to go deeper into the…


No Joke Thieves Allowed (@FatJew)

improv4humans #202August 27, 2015

Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock, and Mike Mitchell join Matt Besser to make a meal of joke thief Josh Ostrovsky aka “The Fat Jew” on this week’s improv4humans! Their discussion of the recent plagiarism backlash will serve as inspiration for improvised scenes about…


Whiplash Ft. Armen

improv4humans #174February 12, 2015

Matt finds Armen Weitzman hanging around the Earwolf studio and decides to have him sit in an alternate chair along with Stephanie Allynne, Mookie Blaiklock, Paul Rust, and Neil Campbell. Will Armen flounder to initiate with a strong premise? Or will Armen…


Funky Kong

improv4humans #160November 13, 2014

Paul Rust, Pamela Murphy, and Dan Lippert check into a video game rehabilitation center on this week’s improv4humans with Matt Besser! They’ll also hear a first time concertgoer’s experience, get to the bottom of a grandma scam, and try to keep their…


Project Funway

Comedy Bang Bang #306August 21, 2014

Don't ever stop listening to this podcast or Paul Rust, Harris Wittels, and Michael Cassady from our favorite comedy-pop crossover act Don't Stop or We'll Die will die from being unable to make your sides hurt from laughter here on a bonus…


Bonus: Best of Vol. 5: The Nasty Hits

improv4humans #141.5July 8, 2014

All the way from shitting robots to smegma cheese shops and beyond! It's the bonus best of improv4humans with Matt Besser aka the nasty hits featuring Ian Roberts, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Wengert, Tim Meadows, Charlie Sanders, Betsy Sodaro, John Gemberling, Stephanie Allynne,…


Best of improv4humans Vol. 5

improv4humans #141July 3, 2014

That time has come once again humans! The best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 5 is here featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Joe Wengert, Sean Clements, Dominic Dierkes, Jason Mantzoukas, Lennon Parham, Jessica St.…


Porta Potty Sushi

improv4humans #137June 5, 2014

Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, Mookie Blaiklock, and Dan Klein join Matt Besser for an improv5humans that will make you think twice about where your sushi comes from. They'll explore the lives of different people trapped inside a basement, why you shouldn't pet…


She's Upton, Not Uptight

Who Charted? #179May 7, 2014

It's time to unwind, get free, and listen to this week's Who Charted? with your host Kulap Vilaysack, and Wintah lover and cohost for the whole month while Howard is away, Armen Weitzman! This week Paul Rust, comedian and thunderous bass player…


The 5th Anniversary Show!

Comedy Bang Bang #283April 28, 2014

IT'S BEEN 5 years of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast and all your favorites have returned for a bro out sesh! Get ready to experience our unbelievable open door policy as friends of the show Marissa Wompler, Miss Listler, Jason Mantzoukas, and…


Best of improv4humans Vol. 4

improv4humans #128.5April 15, 2014

Humans, it's time for the best of improv4humans with Matt Besser volume 4 featuring a tremendous roster of the greatest improvisers including Andy Daly, Lennon Parham, John Gemberling, Paul Rust, Sean Conroy, Katie Dippold, Seth Morris, Alex Fernie, Ben Rodgers, Anthony King,…


Comedy Bang Me!

Comedy Bang Bang #277March 17, 2014

Are you ready for some pet peeves from TV's own Chelsea Peretti? Things heat up on a Bang! Bang! After Dark as Chelsea gets deep about her thoughts on rental cars, dookie emojis, and DSLs. That's not all, we know you've been…


Coward of the County

improv4humans #119February 6, 2014

Joe Wengert, Paul Rust, and Mary Holland are back in the saddle on this week's improv4humans with Matt Besser! They’ll turn into big babies, confront a dying grandfather with some truths, and take us behind the scenes on James Cameron's action film…


2013 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #262December 16, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho! Surfing Santa wipeout! It’s time once again for the year end holiday episode of Comedy Bing Bong! with guests galore! Jason Mantzoukas returns with singer-songwriter Nick Lowe who’ll play some festive songs from his new Christmas record “Quality Street:…


Bonus Cut: Buy Good Sh*t

improv4humans #111.5December 16, 2013

Paul Rust, Sean Conroy, and Billy Merritt join Matt Besser to discuss why improv4humans didn’t make any Top Podcasts of 2013 lists and why nobody buys any new music on another edition of What’s Bothering You. Remember that you can now get…


Six Inch Witch

improv4humans #111December 12, 2013

Paul Rust, Sean Conroy, and Billy Merritt join Matt Besser for a monumental improv4humans where they hear from Doug Levison aka the angry trumpet fight guy in another edition of Case Closed. Plus, Matt will soon be immortalized in trading card form!…


Paul Rust, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #6November 12, 2013

Sean and Hayes reveal the real next gen power players of the biz by going through their list of 15 Under 15 Hollywood Up and Comers. Then they educate listeners on what role each 10 Percentary brings to the table during 10…


The Creeeeeeepy Halloween Special

Comedy Bang Bang #252October 28, 2013

Beware listeners, today's spOoOoky edition of Comedy Fang! Fang! might be too scary for the faint hearted but hopefully the zombie killing expertise of The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun will help you face your fears! Join Scott & Steven (if you dare)…


Best of improv4humans Vol. 3

improv4humans #100September 26, 2013

Join us in celebration of the 100th episode of the greatest podcast in the universe with some of your favorite improv4humans scenes featuring Seth Morris, Mookie Blaiklock, Will McLaughlin, Zack Pearlman, Adam Pally, John Gemberling, Mike Still, Joel Spence, Stephanie Allynne, Ben…


Hands In The Air

improv4humans #94August 15, 2013

Paul Rust, John Gemberling, Lauren Lapkus, and Brandon Johnson are here to give us their take on The Bachelorette, watch a professional ice cream taster at work, and test out the female version of the “popcorn trick” on a special improv5humans! Plus,…


LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con

Comedy Bang Bang #232July 18, 2013

That’s right, it’s a b-b-b-bonus episode of Comedy Bang! Bang! recorded live from San Diego Comic-Con! IT’S BEEN a while since we’ve heard what’s up with Hot Dog and since we heard a couple of New No-Nos from CBB favorite Paul Rust!…


Bonus Cut: Yo, Is "Yo, Is This Racist?" Racist?

improv4humans #85.5June 18, 2013

Matt Walsh, Paul Rust, and John Gemberling once again join Matt Besser as they take a look at the generalizations made in the “Stereotypes in Sitcoms” episode of Yo, Is This Racist? on this week’s bonus episode of improv4humans. Attention humans, be…


Animal Lovers

improv4humans #85June 13, 2013

Join Matt Walsh, Paul Rust, and John Gemberling as they explore the world of animal lovers on today’s improv4humans! They’ll become a family of bonobos, treat you to a real special barbecued Thanksgiving, and get to the bottom of an incident that…


The 4th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Join us as we celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast! Acclaimed director David Wain returns with co-host Traci Rearden to experience the high capacity of our open door policy as a furious Marissa Wompler & a disinterested…


Freaky The Rasta Clown

improv4humans #70March 5, 2013

improv4humans continues to be the best podcast in the universe as Seth Morris, Brian Huskey, and Paul Rust joined Matt Besser for another livestreamed episode! Listen as they take a listener’s call, crap on some YouTube videos, and use a listener’s best…


Please Claire-ify

Comedy Bang Bang #197January 28, 2013

Tim Heidecker is here to tell us about his new venture as Vice President of Alternative Merchandising for The Who on this week’s Comedy Bang Bang! Paul Rust is our cheesed off co-host who helps Scott demystify some American myths and brings…


Gun Control

improv4humans #59December 20, 2012

The recent events in Connecticut have inspired us to discuss the topic of gun control. Guests Paul Rust, Dominic Dierkes, and Sean Clements debate gun control with a human who Matt had a short dialogue with on Twitter. This episode’s also full…


2012 Holiday Spectacular

Comedy Bang Bang #191December 18, 2012

It’s that time of year where you try to not get burned when roasting chestnuts over an open fire and have the whole family gather round the ol’ computer for a special holiday podcast treat! Scott welcomes fan favorite Harris Wittels as…


New No-Nos

Comedy Bang Bang #167July 16, 2012

Intern Marissa Wompler, fear-based comic Jerrod Carmichael, and controversial comedian Paul Rust join Scott in a riveting discussion of penis pencils, politics, and a game of Would You Rather. New No-No: If you’re going to listen to this podcast, then guess what!…


Mustard Girl

improv4humans #27May 17, 2012

Fans of Gron Jovi, condiment-inspired tunes, and Pearl Jam are in store for a musical treat on improv4humans. Allow Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, and Mike Mitchell to entertain you. Just hope for their sakes that their comedy swords are of this era.…


Chili and Cigarettes

improv4humans #17March 8, 2012

Surprise! You are listening to impov4humans, a playground where all are welcome, even those with fat ankles. Matt Besser, Kevin Dorff, Paul Rust, and Alex Fernie are here to improvise scenes to make your long waits in traffic, the post office, and…


Clones and Oliver Stones

Comedy Bang Bang #144February 13, 2012

Don't stop listening to this podcast or you know what will happen! Paul Rust, Harris Wittels, and Michael Cassady from our favorite comedy-pop crossover act Don't Stop or We'll Die are in the studio to jam out some tunes before their matrimonial…


Best of Year Two!

Totally Laime #104January 27, 2012

Can you believe we've done Totally Laime for TWO WHOLE YEARS?! It is utter insanity, as is this episode where we go guestless and share some of our favorite moments from our past year of podcasting. Plus, how do we fare at…


Bro-ing Out

Comedy Bang Bang #121September 5, 2011

On a hot summer day, what could be better than chilling out with a bunch of bros? Nothing, that's what! Rob Delaney, Jimmy Pardo, and Paul Rust join Scott for the ultimate Comedy Bang Bang chill sesh. They play some games, chat…


Prostate Exams!

Totally Laime #69May 29, 2011

He's the closest we're ever going to get to having Brad Pitt on TLP and we'll take it! Actor/Comedian PAUL RUST has us cracking up from the get go - he endured Andy's prostate exam story with poise, he told his almost…


Fucking In The Dark

Who Charted? #24May 19, 2011

Few men are as well rounded as Paul "Rusty" Rust. He's versed in country western music and power pop, performs in comedies and Nazi action thrillers, and checks off every other box necessary to be the perfect chartist. He joins Howard and…


Don't Stop or We'll Die

It's a wet, smelly, awkward orgy here at Glitter in the Garbage, and you're invited! Drew tells another telling tale about his lovely friend Seth and the horrors of hard drug use (unless you're a comedian and can pass it off as…


Todd Barry Vs. Borders

Comedy Bang Bang #81November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Earwolves out there! I don't know about you, but there are a LOT of things that we at Earwolf are thankful for. We're thankful that top-rated comedian Todd Barry can come do the show and talk to…


Double Co-Hosts

Comedy Bang Bang #7June 5, 2009

An episode with two co-hosts? It cannot be! Well, it is…but, when they're The Sklar Brothers you can hardly call them two separate entities. With the comedic force of Scott, Jason and Randy, and Paul F. Tompkins, you'd think unfunny was impossible…that…

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