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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Super Easy Horoscope

Your star sign says a lot about you. And Jane can predict your immediate future...under isolation protocols.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:35]

What Even IS New?

Are you still asking people "What's new?". You may be committing a confinement capital offense.

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Isolation Language: Decoded

Is what your friend tells you over Skype REALLY what they mean? Is something lost in cyberspace?

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New Words for a New World

What words will be added to the dictionary after a year like this? 'Breakdown', 'sourdough', and 'existential malaise' are already in there.

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Covid Crazes!

Everything lame is cool again when in isolation.

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Put Down the Power Tools

In addition to staying home, there's another way to help healthcare workers. Plus, complaining, the joy of Easter, the joy of nudity and the joy of getting your mom off Facebook.

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Tigers Bring Us All Together

Jane finds the silver lining in a tiger print jumpsuit. Brought to you from her closet.

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The Future is HOW?!

Not an easy time to start making plans. Unless those plans are which show to stream next.

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Productivity Objectivity

Feeling the pressure to "write that screenplay" or "learn that language"? Re-route those thoughts and take isolation one baby step at a time with Jane!

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Covid Operation

Jane is making the best of her someone else's apartment. Oh and it's St. Patrick's Day? NOBODY CARES.

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COVID Cancel Culture

Got plans? Got tickets to something? Guess what, it's CANCELLED! Can you guess why?????

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Take a Flying Leap

What did you do with your "extra" Leap Day last week? Did you, as a woman, propose marriage to a man????

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Hey Kid, SUIT UP

Ever dreamed of being plucked out of obscurity and shoved onto the world stage? Maybe you should become a zamboni driver.

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Whose Purse is Worse?

What would your 62 year old purse contain if it were found in the future?

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Millennial Love Includes Emojis

Happy Valentine's...Week? We're talkin' dating apps, the ethics of pets, ignorance in pill form, millennial supremacy, and Oscar confusion.

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Built-In Big Brother & Forgotten Holidays

Jane's got a dodgy pitch for a new reality show, and she keeps forgetting about the goings on of February. WHAT Hog Day? WHAT-er Bowl? Valentine's WHAT?

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More like "Coro No"

Stay calm and wash your hands.

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On the Mend

Jane's back after a week of fever dreams and legal pharmaceuticals. Come celebrate her convalescence! P.S. That flu is NO JOKE.

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The Best Laid Plans...

2020 already throwing you a curve ball? Roll with it!

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NOT a Retrospective

We leave the year-end reviews to the list-icle department. Let us look to the future!

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The Naughty List

Hot tips on how to avoid getting in Santa's 'bad books'. Hint: Don't be a total doink.

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Happy Peloton Wife, Happy Peloton Life

Is giving your spouse an exercise bike as empowering as you think it is? Or are you just a big, dumb DOINK?

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Eco Guilt Tuesday

Did you make it through the online shopping gauntlet unscathed?

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Would you pick up an electric pickup?

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