Comedians Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood are serious about fair trade coffee.
The pair are hosting a comedy lunch with Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand to share their experience of meeting the farmers who grow our coffee in the mountains of Papua New Guinea.
In October last year the couple spent four days in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea.
They visited some of the nine villages that make up the Neknasi Coffee Growers Cooperative.
Both were overwhelmed by the labour-intensive process in harvesting and drying the beans which then need to be carried in bags weighing 50 kilograms through rough terrain.
Fairly Funny is running as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival and will launch Fair Trade Fortnight to bring awareness to a serious issue with some laughs.
It will be held at Rangatira, Q theatre, on May 3 from noon.
Seriously funny: Comedians Jeremy Elwood and Michele A’Court are hosting a comedy lunch to promote fair trade coffee as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival.
Go to qtheatre.co.nz/fairtradeanz-presents-fairly-funny or call 309 9771 for tickets.