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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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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:08]

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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[mp3 file: runs00:20:11]

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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[mp3 file: runs00:09:37]

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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[mp3 file: runs00:34:46]

All podcast episodes

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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]

Spring Springs Eternal

The geese are returning, the streets are pot-hole-ing. And now that we're through kvetching about winter, it's time to complain about spring!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:34]

The Ides of March

Take heed of the Ides of March! Jane sees the signs of doom, they point to jokes about dum dums. BEWARE! (Bonus points if you studied Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in school)

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:58]

Hot and Cold

Jane is back in fighting form, after a not-so-common cold. And the world has just gotten hotter. Office mandated lovin', hot tubs, and the Conservative Party leadership. Yowza!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:37]

This episode is sick...literally

Jane brings us the great wine tour debate: is it really just day-drinking during a factory tour? Find out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:32]

Choo-choo-choose me

Our little Valentine Day edition.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:32]

Fly Me To The Mars

Is getting lost in space better than reading the news? Time to deal with the issues at hand before lift-off...like bad baby names, a PM who is better by default, and your wrinkled...parts.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:32]

Orwell That Ends Well

Doomsday clock updated, and Valentine's Day approacheth. Dear Lord.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:55]

The Hangover

In the afterglow of the Women's March and tasting the aftertaste of the inauguration, Canadians turn to our own problems; Kevin O'Leary!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:39]