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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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]

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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