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
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Get Outta Dodge...and Jury Duty

Evading jury duty like your work duties. HASHTAG SUMMER.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:48]

But Seriously, Nothing About the Raptors

As a nation, we're STILL talking about the Toronto Raptors' Victory. If you need a break, you've found it! Well...mostly.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:30]

Raptor Rapture

If Canadians are this obsessed with basketball now, where do we go from here?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:03]

Slow Patricide

Are Father's Day gifts trying to knock off your dad...slowly?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:49]

Forgot About Google

Is it possible to feign ignorance about anything anymore when know...exists?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:36]

Cottage FOMO

Sad that you don't have a cottage? Your Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) may be misplaced. VERY misplaced.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:17]

Queen of Pinterest

Just in time for patio furniture season, making your own patio furniture...out of detritus.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:59]

Cement Upper Lip

Leave it to the British to make a dispassionate birth announcement. I mean...why make a fuss?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:24]

Nothing Shall Be Spoilt

No spoilers. We promise. It's virtually impossible to do so.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:39]

Playoff Magic

It's hockey playoff season! Such an ENCHANTING time of year!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:45]

Non-Famous Baby Boom

So many expected babies! To Jane's non-royal friends.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:19]

Grit and Determination

But mostly everywhere.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:33]

Spring Cleaning Leanings

What's your style of spring cleaning? Chuck it in a pile and find the joy? Drop everything curbside? Absolute denial???

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:24]

Pleasure Cruise

Just when you thought it wasn't safe to go back in the water. Wait, what?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:28]

Back of Thorns

Time to choose a new identity, my single ladies!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:56]

Secular Lent

You don't need to be religious to deprive yourself of something! What are YOU giving up for 40 days? What SHOULD you give up? Also, the Queen is on Instagram. Did people know this?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:20]

Dropout of The School For Scandal

Which scandal should you care about? The answer will confuse you!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:27]

Go With The Flow

Adopt a laissez-faire attitude. Hey, it worked for McConaughey.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:24]

Nobody Is Ready For the Oscars

...Especially the Oscars. Leftover Valentine's candies, Louis Riel, Toronto Vs. Vancouver, and Tinder Weddings. It's an honour just to be nominated.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:50]

UnBEARably Romantic

You should probably avoid this fuzzy wuzzy Valentine's gift

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:11]

Winter Winnipeg Warpath

Canadians are griping about winter, and everybody's got a Winnipeg joke. Host Jane Testar invites you to reconsider your malevolence for both, and direct it back to those groundhogs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:51]

Booze Casserole

It's comfort food season. But while you might be upping your cheese intake, you might be going easy on the hooch.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:28]

False Advertising

Nothing is what it seems! People who are sick are at work? But you're sick! Airbnb isn't a safe haven from hotel prices? Meal prep isn't the best thing in the world? Canada Dry Ginger Ale lacks GINGER??? WHO EVEN AM I???????

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:54]