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!

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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]


Not on the Marie Kondo tidying train? Get on it! So Jane can have your stuff.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:38]

Team Queen Celine

Jane went to see a certain Québécois diva in Las Vegas last week. And the glow hasn't faded.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:08]

Year in Review...sorta

Looking back on looking back. Looking forward to drinking eggnog, the champion of all nogs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:24]

Spare Change?

People don't like change, especially when it comes to X-mas songs for some reason. Change your bad day, meet your neighbours, put down your phones, learn something new and consult!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:05]

Well Spaced

Good news from space this week! Missing a certain baritone voiced newscaster? We got him! In defence of cheese, winter, and funny words.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:43]

Hallmark Movies

They're back! The made-for-TV movies that pair well with heavy drinking. Take a stroll through the clichés with host Jane Testar.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:39]

Conversational Lubricant

What to do if you're dreading the holiday party repartee!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:19]

Black Friday Preparedness

Black Friday shall soon be upon us. Have you built up a callus on your back for when you get trampled at an electronics store?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:45]

What the Cuff?

It's Cuffing Season. Find out what that means and make your pitch to Jane.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:13]

Pumpkin Carving Crime Scene Investigation

Hand injuries shoot up 5 times the normal rate in October. Just sayin' is all. Carve with care.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:32]