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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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Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

A Hamilton, Ont., mother says she's finding she can't get the support her autistic son needs to succeed in his public school.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:11]

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An activist's plea for change

These days FrancesLee is fed up, and exhausted by the puritanical demands and strictures of fellow comrades.

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[mp3 file: runs02:42:54]

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The future of work

Learn how to make a living in a digital future.

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[mp3 file: runs00:47:24]

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Yankee Stadium girl hit by 170 km/h foul ball

A New York City councilman is renewing calls to extend the protective netting at Yankee Stadium after a young girl was hit in the face.

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All podcast episodes

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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]

Carbo Load

It's marathon season! And Jane is here to whip you into shape...the shape of the chair you're currently sitting in. Find your fitness gurus elsewhere, it's time for some amusement.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:31]

Deals Deals Deals!

It's yard sale season! And we've got some real hot specials for you! Including an interview with the multi talented Ashley Botting from Because News!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:12]

A New Day

A new month, a new lease on life! Forget about taxes and quit complaining about your discontinued cookies.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:26]


A friendly reminder to not break the law. And other more pleasant things!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:01]

Fashionably Yours

Put me in, Coachella, Jane's ready to play. And by 'play', she means critique your lace bodysuit with leather short shorts.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:11]

Point: Missed

So many people need to think it over and try again. Looking at you, United Airlines.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:42]

Middle of the Road

Not sure which side you're on? We've got some options for you.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:12]

Child's Play

Think BEFORE you prank this April Fools' Day, kids. Stories and sketches about (and featuring) kiddos, and skating.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:03]