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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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The most interesting adman in the world

Albert Lasker had a hand in influencing professional baseball, Planned Parenthood, the North American breakfast and not one, but two presidential elections.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:21]

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The Self-Taught Philosopher

Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan".

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[mp3 file: runs00:53:59]

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Captain Underpants creator speaks

Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey talks to q guest host Ali Hassan about his struggles as a dyslexic kid with ADD

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[mp3 file: runs00:56:48]

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Soundgarden producer remembers Chris Cornell

Music producer Michael Beinhorn recalls the darkness behind the grunge rock pioneer's immense talent.

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[mp3 file: runs00:46:00]

All podcast episodes

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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]

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]