Rodeo Clown – Gizmo McCracken
The 64th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo is bringing Gizmo McCracken, the “2017 Comedy Act of the Year” to Buffalo, MN June 22-23, 2018.
Gizmo McCracken puts the fun into Funny with his antics, cut-up routines and comedy. Unpredictable from the arena floor he's known to step out into the arena with his guitar and start singing. He just might debut his singing gig with "Tiny and Broke" a spoof on Country Music's "Big and Rich." Hilarious and quick-witted Gizmo will try the patience of any rodeo announcer and keep the crowd entertained with his banter.
ProRodeo fans of all ages love Gizmo McCracken. He has been entertaining crowds across the country for many years. Gizmo takes pride in the fact that his humor is good, clean, family style comedy. Gizmo travels the country traveling 100,000 miles a year from coast to coast.
“A lot of Clowns and Specialty Acts sell themselves with a bucking car or a dancing horse,” said Gizmo, “I supply a character.”
In December during the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) Awards Banquet he was awarded the prestigious "2017 Comedy Act of the Year." His peers voted him the best in the business and his rodeo resume is proof.
He became a member of the PRCA in 1992. Since that time, his list of accomplishments has grown beyond belief by working 15 PRCA Circuit Finals Rodeos; the Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo; 2x Cheyenne Frontier Days; 3x nominated “Coors Man in the Can”; 2016 nominated “Clown of the Year” in 2016; 6x nominated for Comedy Act. McCracken was a featured act at the 2005 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR). In 2017 he was voted on the WNFR Wrangler Barrel Man short list.
Gizmo started his career as a bullfighter and moved into stand-up comedy on a show in Branson, Missouri. Gadgets and gizmos that went sour were often part of his routine, hence the name “Gizmo, the World’s Greatest Inventor.”
His acts share a high energy, clean, family-oriented feel which adds a fresh new atmosphere to any PRCA Rodeo where he performs. Gizmo is the Best Comedy Entertainer that this sport has to offer. He has the gold buckle with the words "Comedy Act of the Year" written on it.
Perhaps knowing a few of Gizmo's favorite things help explain why he's so funny. The guy likes Sugar Smacks, in a glass no milk. Watch out rodeo fans you never know if Dig'em Frog aka Gizmo will leap out of the Rodeo Clown Barrel during the performance. His favorite movie is Tombstone which makes him one tough cowboy in the arena during bull riding. If the dessert menu offers Cherry Cheesecake he's delighted. While traveling 100,000 miles a year he has plenty of time to work on his comedy routine.
Above all Gizmo's favorite super hero is Jesus Christ. In his own words, " He saves more lives than anybody I know." Gizmo and his wife Janice have a gospel singing collection of CDs. Follow Gizmo across the country on his website.