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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Sweater Weather

Don't touch that furnace until absolutely necessary. Have your last BBQ, reconsider your statues, be a better negotiator and get clearer skin.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:32]

Out of Season

Labour Day-based clothing rules got you down? We've got the remedy. Julie Kim is a Hot Mess, Canada Post doesn't go postal, and we have to decide between ketchup and mustard.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:42]


It's that dreaded/anticipated time of year again...Pumpkin Spice Latté season. Catch up on world events and sports, find out how to cut down on lunch waste, and choose between cows and chickens!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:48]

Backpack to School

Get your designer Backpacks/Knapsacks/Rucksacks?? Back to school time is upon us. The joy! The horror!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:18]

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

Kids these days! What do they know about how a modem sounds? Or Louis Riel? Or what to do with statues? Or how they were conceived? A contemplation of age with birthday girl, Jane Testar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:30]

The Escape Room Escapes Me

Jane survived her first 'escape room' experience, but there are things we can't always escape; learning to swim, religion, our size, and campfire stories.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:02]

Brunching While the World Burns

We're in the middle of a nation-wide heat wave. And Jane feels fine. Eggs Benedict anyone?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:28]

Summer Guilt

Feeling bad because you're not constantly soaking up the sun? This episode is the shot of vitamin D you need. D stands for "Don't tell me what to do, you're a season and you have no power over me".

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:10]

Summer Envy

Be your own beautiful! Have your own summer! Don't compare your summer adventures, or lack thereof, to others! And if all else fails, get drunk with your parents. Wait, what?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:25]

Mood Enhancement

Jane has a non invasive method of improving her mood. And she has Instagram to thank for it. She might also have a Doppelgänger?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:15]

My World Cup Runneth Over

Jane forgot about the World Cup. Which team should she root for???? Babies read us the news, Jen Hayward considers a tattoo, Elvira Kurt dislikes realtors, and Rubina Ahmed-Haq tells on us!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:45]

A New Tariff in Town

An episode all about the foolish games governments often play. An ode to bad decisions. Also, a warning to our American friends, our Ketchup tariff is going to be DEVASTATING.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:33]

Hot and Bothered

This summer is slated to be a hot one in Canada. But who wants to talk about the weather?!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:03]

Tiny Babies

Found an injured baby bird? Or is an EAGLE THAT WILL TEAR YOUR EYES OUT???

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:01]

Mahhhwidge (marriage)

Countdown to the royal wedding is on, but we've got the prelude to an even better, (Debaters) wedding. Also, eye patches, park poop and new superheroes! Also, don't forget about your mother this weekend!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:13]

No Spoilers

If you're the 0.00000001% of people who DIDN'T see the Avengers movie over the weekend, don't worry, there are no spoilers in this podcast. Because Jane saw "Sherlock Gnomes" instead. Scathing review to follow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:33]

Jane's Public Service Announcement

Be Alert! Your phone is about to freak out on you. And not because the pic you posted of your cat is sooooooooo cute. Punching up, Art swapping, a new royal baby, and maybe the birth of a new Indigenous national holiday?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:25]

A Sensory Experience

From peanut butter, to restaurants in the dark, to smudging, Opera, and Facebook. We've got everything to set your senses on fire!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:57]

Cash Money

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore" Sweden hates cash, Lorne Cardinal LOVES it, Don Kelly finds value in hunting, and we get that last of Rick Mercer's two cents.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:35]

Spring: Nature's Reboot

What once was old is new again. Have the television reboots gone too far? Whales, gratitude, Nickelback and Plogging.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:16]

When Queenie Met Shaggy

The Queen will enjoy the song stylings of Shaggy for her birthday, Canada enjoyed the song stylings of...the music industry this past weekend, Don Kelly rode a dinosaur (sorta), Rick Mercer has had it with data mining, and a double dose of Charlie Demers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:25]