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Comedy Factory


Comedy Factory

If a joke's worth telling, it's worth repeating.  Comedy Factory host Jane Testar collects our favourite skits, commentaries and funny bits that appeared on CBC Radio over the past week. It's an assembly line of humour, safety-tested and priced to move!

Updated: Tuesdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months


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Inside the huge consumer backlash against Star Wars Battlefront II

Its release last week was overshadowed by controversy and spawned the most down-voted Reddit post of all time.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:54:37]

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'Basam is a hero'

Afghan police say officer saved many lives by bear-hugging suicide bomber.

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[mp3 file: runs00:52:55]

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Starring in Coco

Hear the incredible story of how Anthony Gonzalez scored this big role.

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[mp3 file: runs00:15:36]

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What are smartphones doing to young people?

Too much screen-time has been linked to sleep disruption, loneliness, anxiety, depression and even an increased risk of suicide.

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[mp3 file: runs02:21:39]

All podcast episodes

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Aaaaand They're Off!

The holiday season has begun. In what new ways will we annoy each other this year? WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?!?!?!? Warning: Some DISCUSSION of birthday suits

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:44]

Food and Fights

What's your favourite snack food? Ready to fight over it? There might be better things to fight about ex: human rights and the minimum wage!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:26]


Some of you are colour blind. And it has Jane seeing red.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:39]

The Smashing Pumpkins (not the band)

Okay, seriously. We can all stop talking about Halloween...after this episode.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]

Costume Fatigue

Jane messed up her make-up this morning, that counts as a "The Joker" costume, right? A Halloween apple to counteract all the sugar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]

Sweet Treats

Halloween is just around the corner. But here's some early goodies. Hope you like energy drinks, roof pizza, off road dirt and yeast. Trick or treat!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:38]

Weight a Minute

Allay your fears, good listeners. One sumptuous feast of Thanks will not ruin thy figure. But just in case...laughing burns calories.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:17]

Choices Choices Choices

Listen up before you pick a Halloween costume...or buy a truck, eggnogg, go to Ikea, or move to Prince George.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:38]

Those Darn Kids

Grandma Jane blames Millennials for all the world's woes. (Don't tell her she technically qualifies as one).

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:15]

I'm With Peggy

Jane is revelling in the continued success of Queen Atwood. So, we delve into some women's issues (not really at all). Dawn Dumont dispenses $ advice, Nikki Payne tells Americans to stay out of NS, then it's Clinton VS Swift before we discuss iPhones.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:58]

IT Happens

Jane is plagued by a certain horror movie currently in theatres. Maybe talking about Emojis, The Baroness Von Sketch Show, Because News, children on the first day of school and the mighty Canadian Moose will distract her.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:09]

Still Summer

We've got three more weeks of summer! Make the most of them! By binge watching, using virtual reality, camping, and carpooling. (It'll make sense in the episode)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:02]

On the Market

Canadians love Kijiji, some products cost more...if you're a lady, Vinyl is an inferior product, and the Alt Right can't get a date.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:48]

Excellent Value!

Get a better deal on your next haircut, receive your choice of baby or dog, get rid of those needless REPLY ALL emails, and learn some real Canadian 'values'.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:14]


Didn't see that one coming! There's a lot of things we don't expect; to get fired 10 days in, that hot tubs are disgusting, elevators are great for conversation and that beavers are DANGEROUS.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:16]

Beast Mode

From swimming with sharks to tracking down fantastical creatures, we're going into Beast Mode.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:39]


Battle of the sexes, re-imagining of the gender roles! Don't worry, neither of these are hot button issues.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:55]

Summer Ambition

Yeah the deck needs to be re-stained...but...meh.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:02]

Over the Parliament Hill

We're 150. Now what will become of us?!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:05]

Canada's Baroness

Jane interviews multi talented writer/co-creator/co-star of the Baroness Von Sketch Show, Jennifer Whalen. Jonathan Torrens pitches new slogans for Saskatchewan, The Irrelevant Show finds David Attenborough's least favorite animal, AND MORE! Happy 150!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:06]

Like It's Going Out Of Style

You're either on the cutting edge... Or the cutting room floor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:57]

The Dad Gene

We're thankful for all that fathers do! But we're going to make fun of all the other stuff you do. HARD.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:57]

Spray Tan Mistakes

Jane has been spotted. But it's her own fault. This episode is all about correcting mistakes. Semi-permanent, coconut-scented mistakes.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:42]

Jamaican Me Sunburnt

Slather yourself in laughs while Jane slathers herself in aloe. Not in a sensual way. She's legit injured.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:42]