Now, I know I’m in the minority here, but when held at gunpoint and pressed to pick a favorite person from MST3K, you will find me uttering the name “Trace Beaulieu.” For the woefully ignorant, Trace played Crow and Dr. Forrester, and he was really funny. So, I was understandably delighted to recieve an email from Erik From Rifftrax today, pointing me towards a new interview with Trace at Quick Stop Entertainment.
It’s quite a lengthy interview, on par with the Mike Nelson interview they did not too long ago. It touches a lot of subjects. This is, by no means, an MST3K interview, though his days with the other Brains are most certainly discussed. Rifftrax is mentioned, but Trace doesn’t seem to know very much about the project. Unfortunately, Trace doesn’t seem all that enthused about the idea of riffing movies, in general. Still, he neither commits to nor turns down a possible Rifftrax guest appearance. Hopefully, Mike’ll get on that.
If you’re a MSTie, then this is definitely worth a read. It’s a very conversational interview and it’s got tons of memories and insight into the world of Trace, from his pre-MST days to his current days at AFV. It also includes a fun mp3 of two artsy/comedic skits that Trace did with the Sleepers, a band he was in during the ’90s. Set aside a half-hour and give it a read.
Oh, and watch out for monkeys, Trace.