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 series, LOVE, in which he plays a leading role opposite Gillian Jacobs. Paul co-wrote the script for the Pee Wee Herman movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday with Paul Reubens, which Judd Apatow produced.

Guest Appearances

November 5, 2023

Singer-songwriter Dan Wilson joins Scott to talk about the return of Semisonic, his meeting with Liam Gallagher, and performs a song from the new Semisonic album “Little Bit of Sun.”

October 2, 2022

Singer-songwriter Dan Wilson joins Scott to talk about his favorite song he’s ever written, 10 Things I Hate About You, and performs songs off his new EP “Dancing on the Moon.” Then, Cecil Sotheby of Sotheby’s Auction House stops by to share a list of celebrity items that are up for auction. Later, recent widow Myrtle McGee drops by to talk about her previous 17 husbands. Plus, Cordwood Pete Bunyan stops by looking for lumberjack work.

January 12, 2022

Paul Rust and Mookie Blaiklock join Matt Besser for improvised scenes about prepping their Saturday night party songs, color-coded wristbands for hugging in the workplace, and more! Plus, Paul’s Twitter feed inspires scenes about a visit to Oprah’s house, the audience of a bombing comic, and a mayonnaise company’s social media team.

July 14, 2021

Paul Rust and Mookie Blaiklock join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes based on the 2021 Emmy Nominations, featuring a lawyering doctor, Byron Allen’s opinions, and diarrhea on a waterslide. Plus, Paul interrupts a ‘This is Us’ shoot, calling into the turtle hotline, and more!

April 18, 2021

Paul Rust and Michael Cassady of Don’t Stop or We’ll Die join Scott once again to talk about collecting art, selling fonts and to perform songs from their new album Song-A-Week Volume One: Bloom of the Goji. Then, visual artist H.R. Giger returns to deal with some unfinished business. Plus, small business owner Mary Jane Kim stops by to promote her new weed business.

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December 6, 2020

Friends of the show Paul Rust and Neil Campbell join Scott to talk about the shows they’ve been working on, their Moby Dick reboot, and Paul shares some New No-Nos. Then, The Fix-It Guys Gary and Clev stop by to demonstrate how they help listeners on their call-in show.