Rudimentary "Rudi" North
Number of Appearances 9
Played by Shaun Diston
First Episode Merry Chunky Christmas with Neil Patrick Harris
Latest Episode 2019 Tour, Portland Pt. 1


Rudi North (full name Rudimentary North) is a character played by Shaun Diston. He is a self-described dirtbag who used to drive for Postmates and possesses the ability to life swap with people via throat punch (AKA the "dirtbag handshake"). After a brief 8-day stint at Target, Rudi was let go for exceeding the throat punch limit, which is zero. He then went on to work as a leaf blower in Los Angeles. He was again fired for throat punching.

While he lacks the time to discuss it, Rudi is also an immortal Speedster, born in 1600. He has been married and divorced at least a thousand times. He identifies as Jewish, a professional employee, and a fan favorite.

Rudi and Scott Aukerman became best friends after years spent in the Speed Force dimension together.

Through various throat punchings, Rudi has been the following:

  • Postmates driver
  • Target security guard
  • Earwolf engineer
  • LA County leaf blower
  • California Donuts donut shop owner
  • Christmas tree salesman/"tree guy"
  • A reindeer, likely Rudolph
  • Santa Claus
  • TV writer on the TV show Wrecked
  • Strip club bathroom attendant
  • The devil

Frequently, Rudi has been known to come in hot.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

List of Appearances
Episode Release Date Other Characters Guests
2019 Tour, Portland Pt. 1 10.23.19 Todd, Al A. Peterson, Dalton Wilcox Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Daly
622: Pillow Coffin: Rudi North Returns 10.6.19 Virginia Patricia, Darren Matichek Jason Mantzoukas, Lily Sullivan, Tim Baltz
599.5: 10th Anniversary Part 2 4.28.19 Joey Tortellini, Fabrice Fabrice, Martin Sheffield Lickly, Ernie Bread, Mr. Bread, Mama Bread, Fourvel, Batman, Eugenia Wobbles, Mall McCartney, Judy North, John Lennon, Randy Useless, Captain Moustache, Marissa Wompler, Miss Listler, Jesse Ventura, Huell Howser Thomas Middleditch, Adam Scott, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, Drew Tarver, Weird Al Yankovic, Paul Rust, Neil Campbell, Bobby Moynihan, Mary Holland, Horatio Sanz, Ben Schwartz, Jon Daly, Mike Hanford, Will Hines, Brendon Small, Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, James Adomian
579: 2018 Holiday Spectacular 12.16.18 Gino Lambardo, Santa Claus, Big Sue, Peter Griffin, Beth, John Lennon, Morpheus, The Dream Lord, Deanas & Daenas Croc, Big Dog, Leo Karpatze, Killiam Jason Mantzoukas, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Zeke Nicholson, Jessica McKenna, Mike Hanford, Will Hines, Ryan Gaul, Tim Baltz, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Wiger
Live at Peecast Blast: Piping Hot Fire Alarm 12.15.18 Todd, Gino Lambardo, The Contraptionaire Lauren Lapkus, Jon Gabrus, Paul F. Tompkins
570: The Dirty 27 10.21.18 Brody Broderson David Wain, Thomas Middleditch
543: The 9th Anniversary Show! 4.30.18 Emily Grandchildren, Dirk Thirsty, Kiwi Kris, Entrée PeeE Neur, Charles Manson Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Zeke Nicholson, Ego Nwodim, Madeline Walter
535: Niles Per Hour 3.11.18 Shaliyah, Conchneee Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Natalie Palamides, Courtney Pauroso
524: Merry Chunky Christmas with Neil Patrick Harris 12.11.17 Big Chunky Bubbles Neil Patrick Harris, Paul F. Tompkins
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