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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


Featured Podcast

Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie and what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:31]

Featured Podcast

Is sugar killing us?

How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance?

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[mp3 file: runs01:14:23]

Featured Podcast

Not loving Meryl Streep's speech

'Crippled Scholar' Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech.

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[mp3 file: runs00:50:36]

Featured Podcast

The Trump dossier: fact, fiction and everything in between

Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn interviewed the spy who investigated and wrote the so-called Trump dossier.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:01]

All podcast episodes

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Tremendously Irrelevant

Trump is about to take power of our neighbouring country, but we've got a hard-hitting (soft-ball) interview with the makers of CBC's the Irrelevant Show to counteract it! All is well.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:48]

New Year's Persecution

Forget hating yourself. Indulge in our return!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:45]

Season's Pleadings

Don't worry, 2016 is almost over. Must...just...get...through...HOLIDAY.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:35]

Winter Ponderings

Jane is in a thinkin' mood. Ponder life's mysteries while your cat goes into sensory overload looking at your X-mas tree. Check out our handy dandy life and gift guides too (hint, they're not actually helpful).

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:06]

Holiday Party Hardy

No need to dread the holiday party. Just don't talk politics. That will give you...plenty of other things to talk about this year... Hmm...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:04]

She's Crowning!

Jane is knee deep in a certain Monarchy-based Netflix series. Meanwhile, people are being 'carded', kids are getting fat, people keep bragging, and smokin' the wacky tabakky.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:20]

Black and Blue and Grey Friday

Seriously though, what's a Redblack? Avoid Black Friday, embrace the Grey Jay. Let's paint the town RED.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:47]

Shattered Dreams

There IS life after Trump, though the orange stain is hard to get out.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:23]

From A Bunker

As soon as our cousins to the south make a certain long long long long anticipated decision...Jane will remain publish the Podcast from her bunker.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:43]

Candy Fallout ft. Rick Mercer

You've got a pile of glucose to get rid of and we've got an interview with the one and only Rick Mercer (that's Mr. Mercer to Jane).

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:19]

Impatient for Halloween

This week: Rick Mercer is practicing patience, we have overcrowded desktops, we ponder the need for costumes and from CBC's The Debaters, an interview with comedian Ron Sparks (AKA Ronnie Sprinkles)!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:11]

Elite Yolos

Craft beer, the intelligentsia, Blue Jays, Dinosaur honks, and remote controlled cars on Mars.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:48]

It's All Gravy

Your leftover turkey might be starting to turn, but Jane is turning things up with an interview with comedian and Debaters regular, Graham Clark!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:19]

Thanks, Giving!

Be thankful for a terrible way to find your Stripper Name. Featuring a delightful interview with the even more delightful Susan Kent from This Hour Has 22 Minutes!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:08]

"All's Not Well" September 27, 2016

Something is off in the universe. Is it my horoscope or BrAngelina?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:44]

"Autumn's Up!" September 20, 2016

Summer is over? BYE FELICIA.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:41]

"Even Backer to Skool" September 13, 2016

To prove to Dad that I'm not A FOOL.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:06]

"Back to Skool" August 30, 2016

Probably for the best. Jane has forgotten all the Provincial capitals.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:23]

"Soggy Bottom Boys" August 23, 2016

Time to dry off, Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:28]

"Hot Distraction!" August 16, 2016

Jane's DIY air conditioner she made from a bucket, a fan, and a bag of ice isn't working well. Distractions required.

Download "Hot Distraction!" August 16, 2016
[mp3 file: runs 00:12:17]

"Scared SHIRTless" August 9, 2016

Follow our leader's lead. Off with shirts!

Download "Scared SHIRTless" August 9, 2016
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:21]

"Ohhhh...Lympics" August 2, 2016

It's starting! Buckle up!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:33]

"Out of Doors" July 26, 2016

Get out of the air conditioning and into the sweat box!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:33]