“As emcee of the Minnesota History Center’s RetroRama fashion event…, Fancy Ray MADE our fashion show. He has a gift for reading the room and engaging an audience with his charisma and charm. Fancy Ray is a genuinely great guy and a pleasure to work with. We have never had such a full house for our annual fashion show; people are STILL commenting on how much fun they had with Fancy Ray!”,
Jennifer Gascoigne, Program Associate, Minnesota History Center
“Fancy Ray absolutely IGNITES any space that he’s in. When he steps foot on our court, we know that he doesn’t need a script or much of any direction – he is a living/walking event! We look forward to having Fancy back at the Wolves/Lynx – especially for our events that require that extra punch!”,
Chadwick Folkstad , Minnesota Timberwolves
“When we first opened Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues, we needed someone with over the top razzamataz, someone who looked sharp for a grand opening, and someone who would keep the masses on their toes…there was no other choice than Fancy Ray McCloney!”
“Famous Dave” Anderson Founder and CEO of Famous Dave’s BBQ
“(Fancy Ray)Thank you for participating in our fundraising event. You were as good as advertised and enjoyed by all. You filled our night with love and laughter, then more love!”,
Troy Koester Henderson Tigers Baseball Team
“My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard at the acts and your comments. You were a hit!”
Douglas K. Spong
“Fancy Ray was an amazing master of ceremonies for our event. Our patrons, band members and staff members all enjoyed working with him. We’d love to hire him again any time we need a dynamic host. Ray was super cool, super funny and easily entertained our crowd of 2,000 attendees.”
-Joe Holland, Event Planner at Memory Lanes
Fancy Ray McCloney is a comedian and television personality who has built a comedy and advertising career partly by becoming famous for being famous, especially in and near his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Fancy Ray is the self-proclaimed "Best Looking Man in Comedy", known for his androgynous and heavily made-up style as well as a loud, sometimes bizarre, comic persona. His stage personality is made up of the sexual prowess of Prince, the funky style of James Brown, and the animation and expression of Little Richard. He is known to break into verse and recite poetry at his shows, in ode to himself, of course.
Fancy Ray is rated 'Top Ten Minnesota Celebrity' by Vita.MN/Star Tribune and City Pages. He's appeared in dozens of TV and Radio Commercials, Billboards and has Mural in Minneapolis.
Fancy Ray has appeared on The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent. He's worked in concert with Richard Pryor, Chris Rock and Little Richard.
Fancy Ray is billed himself "The World's Greatest Television Pitchman" and starred in Super Bowl Commercial for Taco Bell. Plus dozens of TV Ads in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Memphis, St. Louis, Jacksonville, San Jose and other cities around the United States.
In 1998 Fancy Ray was on the ballot for Minnesota Governor and lost to Jesse Ventura.
Fancy Ray is also Ordained by the Universal Life Church. He is known as "The Love and Laughter Wedding Officiant" He Officiates Weddings, Life Celebration Ceremonies and Spiritual Services.
Fancy Ray is a Showman and fills all his performances with laughter, positiveness and joy!