Laughing for Literacy: Funniest in the 505 Baby with fake mustache


Why did the clown donate his salary? It was a nice jester.


After 2020, we think everyone could benefit from a little funny fun. That's one of the reasons we are hosting our first-ever, virtual joke-telling fundraiser! We've gathered a few local business and community leaders as well as budding comedians for a jocular joust of sorts. We need YOUR help determining who will win the title of Funniest in the 505! (Cue the Rocky music.)


How does it work?

It works when YOU get involved! Starting July 25th, videos featuring our intrepid humorists will be posted on this page for your consideration. Once you’ve checked them out, vote with your donation – and every dollar counts! A $10 donation equals 10 votes. A $25 donation equals 25 votes, and so on.

And unlike regular voting, you can vote more than once. We’ll update this page daily to show number of votes each joke teller has earned. So, if you vote on Monday but on Wednesday discover that your favorite is behind, you can vote again!

We also encourage you to vote often to make sure YOUR jokester wins. (You know, pretend it’s jazz-age Chicago.)

Voting runs through 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 31st. We’ll announce the winner on August 5th via Facebook Live.

May the biggest joker win!

Joke Tellers

Videos and voting (aka donation links) will be posted here on July 25th!

Marianne Bjelke
The Business Communication Strategist

Chad Brummett
Host, Producer, and Co-Creator, New Mexico Living TV Show

Avalon Gutierrez
Administrative Assistant, Coldwell Banker Legacy Academy East

Lara Harrison
Owner, Under Charlie's Covers - Fine Used Books

LouAnne Lundgren
Dean, School of Adult and General Education, Central New Mexico Community College

Alexis Romero
Actress and Co-Host, New Mexico Living TV Show

Ray Sanchez
VP Operations, New Mexico Gas

Adam Tafoya
Founder, Money Therapist, and Licensed Investment Advisor
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