Paul Rust

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Paul Rust
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Born Paul Robert Rust
(1981-04-12) April 12, 1981 (age 34)
Le Mars, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, musician
Years active 2003–present

Paul Robert Rust[1] (born April 12, 1981) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and musician.

Early life[edit]

Rust was born in Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Jeanne and Bob Rust.[2] He was raised Catholic,[3] and attended Gehlen Catholic High School, graduating from the University of Iowa in May 2004.[2][4]


Rust is best known as a stand-up and sketch comedian at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in Los Angeles. At UCBT, he is currently a member of the sketch comedy groups A Kiss From Daddy and Last Day of School. He has appeared in films such as Inglourious Basterds, Ass Backwards, Freak Dance, Paper Heart and Semi-Pro. He made his most high profile acting role in the summer of 2009, playing the male lead in the film I Love You, Beth Cooper. Rust has written for television programs such as Human Giant and Moral Orel. Rust and comedienne Charlyne Yi formed the band The Glass Beef in 2006. The two appeared together in a video for "Song Away" by Hockey. He is also the lead singer and bass player in the comedy rock trio Don't Stop or We'll Die, with fellow comedians Michael Cassady and Harris Wittels.

In November 2010, Rust appeared in the Comedy Central sketch comedy special This Show Will Get You High, created by and starring Matt Besser. He with Paul Reubens wrote the upcoming Pee-Wee Herman film Pee-wee's Big Holiday, that will be released in 2016 on Netflix.[5][6]

Rust appears as a frequent guest on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast, where he is best known for his "New No Nos" segment.[7] He currently writes for IFC's Comedy Bang Bang and also worked as a writer and story editor on the revived for Netflix 4th season of Arrested Development in 2013.

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