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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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Death Letter

David Ridgen meets the police officers involved in the Greavette case to learn about their investigation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:46:09]

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Psychedelics and spirituality

Explore the connection between psychedelic drugs like LSD and the transcendent feelings that users report.

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[mp3 file: runs00:53:24]

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One time snooze

Hosts Rob Norman and Andrew Norton help Robin who is a chronic snoozer.

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[mp3 file: runs00:36:01]

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The Juno Snub

Hear the the story of Rascalz, and how they started a conversation about the role of urban music at the JUNOS.

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[mp3 file: runs00:14:12]

All podcast episodes

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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:53]

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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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:55]

Ya Filthy Animals

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

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:52]

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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:45]

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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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:08]

Sudafed Up

It's week two of Jane's cold. Jen Hayward is trying to stay healthy. Is beef or chicken the better option? And are you ingesting enough helium?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:41]

Cold Snapped

Isn't it nice to go from ridiculously cold to normal cold temperatures? Let us bask in the relative warmth as we enter 2018!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:36]

Winter Clean Up

NO STAR WARS SPOILERS. Fear not. For fear leads to anger...anger leads to hate...hate leads to suffering. Jane cleans the annoying parts of 2017...out of 2017.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:50]

2017 Rating: 1 Star

If 2017 were on Yelp, no one would darken its door.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:25]

Sign the Pledge

Consider avoiding holiday eating remorse the way you should avoid the malls on Saturdays. Both lead to insanity.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:52]

Holiday Budget

Keep off the web, avoid the "sales", cut down on the boozing, trim redundant government employees and stop policing free thought in institutions of learning. IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:42]

Aaaaand They're Off!

The holiday season has begun. In what new ways will we annoy each other this year? WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?!?!?!? Warning: Some DISCUSSION of birthday suits

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:44]

Food and Fights

What's your favourite snack food? Ready to fight over it? There might be better things to fight about ex: human rights and the minimum wage!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:26]


Some of you are colour blind. And it has Jane seeing red.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:39]

The Smashing Pumpkins (not the band)

Okay, seriously. We can all stop talking about Halloween...after this episode.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]

Costume Fatigue

Jane messed up her make-up this morning, that counts as a "The Joker" costume, right? A Halloween apple to counteract all the sugar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:00:32]

Sweet Treats

Halloween is just around the corner. But here's some early goodies. Hope you like energy drinks, roof pizza, off road dirt and yeast. Trick or treat!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:38]

Weight a Minute

Allay your fears, good listeners. One sumptuous feast of Thanks will not ruin thy figure. But just in case...laughing burns calories.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:17]

Choices Choices Choices

Listen up before you pick a Halloween costume...or buy a truck, eggnogg, go to Ikea, or move to Prince George.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:38]

Those Darn Kids

Grandma Jane blames Millennials for all the world's woes. (Don't tell her she technically qualifies as one).

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:15]

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]