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
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6-year-old cheeseburger for sale

'ORIGINAL OWNER – Never eaten,' boasts the item's description on eBay.

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Binge listen both seasons

Follow Connie Walker as she investigates the murders of 2 indigenous women.

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This author believed her family was fleeing the Mafia

Pauline Dakin spent her childhood living on the run with no explanation. Later she found out it was a lie.

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Summer Envy

Be your own beautiful! Have your own summer! Don't compare your summer adventures, or lack thereof, to others! And if all else fails, get drunk with your parents. Wait, what?

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Mood Enhancement

Jane has a non invasive method of improving her mood. And she has Instagram to thank for it. She might also have a Doppelgänger?

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My World Cup Runneth Over

Jane forgot about the World Cup. Which team should she root for???? Babies read us the news, Jen Hayward considers a tattoo, Elvira Kurt dislikes realtors, and Rubina Ahmed-Haq tells on us!

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A New Tariff in Town

An episode all about the foolish games governments often play. An ode to bad decisions. Also, a warning to our American friends, our Ketchup tariff is going to be DEVASTATING.

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Hot and Bothered

This summer is slated to be a hot one in Canada. But who wants to talk about the weather?!

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Tiny Babies

Found an injured baby bird? Or is an EAGLE THAT WILL TEAR YOUR EYES OUT???

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Mahhhwidge (marriage)

Countdown to the royal wedding is on, but we've got the prelude to an even better, (Debaters) wedding. Also, eye patches, park poop and new superheroes! Also, don't forget about your mother this weekend!

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No Spoilers

If you're the 0.00000001% of people who DIDN'T see the Avengers movie over the weekend, don't worry, there are no spoilers in this podcast. Because Jane saw "Sherlock Gnomes" instead. Scathing review to follow.

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Jane's Public Service Announcement

Be Alert! Your phone is about to freak out on you. And not because the pic you posted of your cat is sooooooooo cute. Punching up, Art swapping, a new royal baby, and maybe the birth of a new Indigenous national holiday?

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A Sensory Experience

From peanut butter, to restaurants in the dark, to smudging, Opera, and Facebook. We've got everything to set your senses on fire!

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Cash Money

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore" Sweden hates cash, Lorne Cardinal LOVES it, Don Kelly finds value in hunting, and we get that last of Rick Mercer's two cents.

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Spring: Nature's Reboot

What once was old is new again. Have the television reboots gone too far? Whales, gratitude, Nickelback and Plogging.

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When Queenie Met Shaggy

The Queen will enjoy the song stylings of Shaggy for her birthday, Canada enjoyed the song stylings of...the music industry this past weekend, Don Kelly rode a dinosaur (sorta), Rick Mercer has had it with data mining, and a double dose of Charlie Demers.

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Old Grey Mare...

Themes of going grey, and getting too use a smartphone. Plus, our Premier's official residence has seen better days (listen closely as Jane mistakenly refers to it as 22 Sussex Drive *sigh*). Plus, a short but sweet tribute to comedian Mike MacDonald.

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There's a New Tariff in Town

After Jane explains proposed tariffs on aluminium and steel to you, you will somehow understand them LESS. One thing she DOES understand? Canadian Heritage Minutes. Big time.

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She Got Robbed

Post-Oscars. Post-winter? Post haste!

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Budget An Inch

It's budget week, but we're splurging. Debaters,Olympics, Because News, Rick Mercer, weird trips to India, Don Kelly and only one joke about male anatomy.

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These Foolish Games

...are tearing me apart. Especially after Virtue and Moir's last ice dance. I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.

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Lovers in a Paperless Time

It's Valentine's Day week! What does a modern lover do for their beloved? How do couples look at money? What's in a name? Can we find love and happiness in Nova Scotia? What would Fifty Shades of Grey be like in Canada?

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Where No One Has Gone Before...Again

Communicating with whales, groundhogs, mascots, and horny Olympians might be just as difficult as communicating with the Romulans. (Jane may or may not have fallen down a Netflix Star Trek hole this week)

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Ya Filthy Animals

From dogs at the deli,to enhanced camels, to the unwashed parkas of Canada.

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Canadian Hygge

Host Jane Testar, the world's youngest cranky old lady, looks for comfort and togetherness like the Danes do, but with coffee, hockey, and all of the carbs and sugar (sorry Whole 30-ers). Oh, and also poop jokes.

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Bill of Health

Apparently Donald Trump is perfectly healthy. His presidency? Less so. What's the big fat deal? Host Jane Testar tells you.

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