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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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'We have our dog back'

B.C. woman has decided to treat pet with medical marijuana.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:50]

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Richard Simmons' disappearance

This reporter was investigating Richard Simmons' disappearance long before it reached podcast fame.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:00]

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Female doctors need now apply

Michael Enright's essay explores the treatment of female MDs during medical emergencies on planes;

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[mp3 file: runs01:26:33]

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House flipping tax?

Ontario's Finance Minister says he is considering a foreign buyer's tax, but that may not be the best approach.

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[mp3 file: runs00:23:05]

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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]

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]