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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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]

Franken Sushi and Eyeball Tacos

Halloween-themed food recipes got you down? Get your spirits back up with Jen Hayward, 22 Minutes, kids talking about autumn, and a raccoon running for mayor! With host Jane Testar

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:04]

Yes We Cannabis

It's legal! No one is ready!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:52]

Gratitude Journal

Desperately and blindly trying to look on the bright side? Samesies!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:13]

Nature, Naturally

Feeling disconnected from nature? Lets talk hunting with Don Kelly, the end of the world with Ron Sparks, streamlined business names and...robots. Hmmm...probably explains the disconnection from nature.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:49]

Consumed with Costumes

Have you picked a Halloween costume yet? Try one of these: The ladies from Baroness von Sketch, Jen Hayward, Lorne Cardinal or those people behind the CRA scams. SPOOKY!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:00]

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]