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Comedy Factory from CBC Radio

Comedy Factory from CBC Radio


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!

Link: www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/comedy/comedy-factory/




Cement Upper Lip

May 7, 2019 00:17:24


Leave it to the British to make a dispassionate birth announcement. I mean...why make a fuss?

Nothing Shall Be Spoilt

Apr 30, 2019 00:17:39


No spoilers. We promise. It's virtually impossible to do so.

Playoff Magic

Apr 23, 2019 00:15:45


It's hockey playoff season! Such an ENCHANTING time of year!

Non-Famous Baby Boom

Apr 16, 2019 00:18:19


So many expected babies! To Jane's non-royal friends.

Grit and Determination

Apr 9, 2019 00:15:33


But mostly grit...like everywhere.

Spring Cleaning Leanings

Apr 2, 2019 00:15:24


What's your style of spring cleaning? Chuck it in a pile and find the joy? Drop everything curbside? Absolute denial???

Pleasure Cruise

Mar 26, 2019 00:16:28


Just when you thought it wasn't safe to go back in the water. Wait, what?

Back of Thorns

Mar 19, 2019 00:14:56


Time to choose a new identity, my single ladies!

Secular Lent

Mar 12, 2019 00:13:20


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?

Dropout of The School For Scandal

Mar 5, 2019 00:14:27


Which scandal should you care about? The answer will confuse you!

Go With The Flow

Feb 26, 2019 00:14:24


Adopt a laissez-faire attitude. Hey, it worked for McConaughey.

Nobody Is Ready For the Oscars

Feb 19, 2019 00:17:50


...Especially the Oscars. Leftover Valentine's candies, Louis Riel, Toronto Vs. Vancouver, and Tinder Weddings. It's an honour just to be nominated.

UnBEARably Romantic

Feb 12, 2019 00:19:11


You should probably avoid this fuzzy wuzzy Valentine's gift

Winter Winnipeg Warpath

Feb 5, 2019 00:17:51


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.

Booze Casserole

Jan 29, 2019 00:15:28


It's comfort food season. But while you might be upping your cheese intake, you might be going easy on the hooch.

False Advertising

Jan 22, 2019 00:14:54


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???????


Jan 15, 2019 00:13:38


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

Team Queen Celine

Jan 8, 2019 00:16:08


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

Year in Review...sorta

Dec 18, 2018 00:12:24


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

Spare Change?

Dec 11, 2018 00:17:05


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!

Well Spaced

Dec 4, 2018 00:19:43


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

Hallmark Movies

Nov 27, 2018 00:15:39


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

Conversational Lubricant

Nov 20, 2018 00:16:19


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

Black Friday Preparedness

Nov 13, 2018 00:14:45


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?

What the Cuff?

Nov 6, 2018 00:14:13


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

Pumpkin Carving Crime Scene Investigation

Oct 30, 2018 00:18:32


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

Franken Sushi and Eyeball Tacos

Oct 23, 2018 00:15:04


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

Yes We Cannabis

Oct 16, 2018 00:15:52


It's legal! No one is ready!

Gratitude Journal

Oct 9, 2018 00:16:13


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

Nature, Naturally

Oct 2, 2018 00:15:49


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.

Consumed with Costumes

Sep 25, 2018 00:18:00


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!

Sweater Weather

Sep 18, 2018 00:15:32


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

Out of Season

Sep 11, 2018 00:14:42


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.


Sep 4, 2018 00:16:48


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!

Backpack to School

Aug 28, 2018 00:16:18


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

Youth Is Wasted On The Young

Aug 21, 2018 00:16:30


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.

The Escape Room Escapes Me

Aug 14, 2018 00:16:02


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.

Brunching While the World Burns

Aug 7, 2018 00:14:28


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

Summer Guilt

Jul 31, 2018 00:15:10


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".

Summer Envy

Jun 27, 2018 00:14:25


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?

Mood Enhancement

Jun 19, 2018 00:17:15


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

My World Cup Runneth Over

Jun 12, 2018 00:15:45


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!

A New Tariff in Town

Jun 5, 2018 00:14:33


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.

Hot and Bothered

May 29, 2018 00:15:03


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

Tiny Babies

May 15, 2018 00:16:01


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

Mahhhwidge (marriage)

May 8, 2018 00:18:13


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!

No Spoilers

May 1, 2018 00:19:33


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.

Jane's Public Service Announcement

Apr 24, 2018 00:15:25


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?

A Sensory Experience

Apr 17, 2018 00:20:57


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

Cash Money

Apr 10, 2018 00:14:35


"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.

Spring: Nature's Reboot

Apr 4, 2018 00:16:16


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

When Queenie Met Shaggy

Mar 27, 2018 00:16:25


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.

Old Grey Mare...

Mar 20, 2018 00:17:22


Themes of going grey, and getting too old...to use a smartphone. Plus, our Premier's official residence has seen better days (listen closely as Jane mistakenly refers to it as 22 Sussex Drive *sigh*). Plus, a short but sweet tribute to comedian Mike MacDonald.

There's a New Tariff in Town

Mar 13, 2018 00:15:15


After Jane explains proposed tariffs on aluminium and steel to you, you will somehow understand them LESS. One thing she DOES understand? Canadian Heritage Minutes. Big time.

She Got Robbed

Mar 6, 2018 00:15:15


Post-Oscars. Post-winter? Post haste!

Budget An Inch

Feb 27, 2018 00:16:52


It's budget week, but we're splurging. Debaters,Olympics, Because News, Rick Mercer, weird trips to India, Don Kelly and only one joke about male anatomy.

These Foolish Games

Feb 21, 2018 00:13:34


...are tearing me apart. Especially after Virtue and Moir's last ice dance. I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.

Lovers in a Paperless Time

Feb 13, 2018 00:14:53


It's Valentine's Day week! What does a modern lover do for their beloved? How do couples look at money? What's in a name? Can we find love and happiness in Nova Scotia? What would Fifty Shades of Grey be like in Canada?

Where No One Has Gone Before...Again

Feb 6, 2018 00:15:55


Communicating with whales, groundhogs, mascots, and horny Olympians might be just as difficult as communicating with the Romulans. (Jane may or may not have fallen down a Netflix Star Trek hole this week)

Canadian Hygge

Feb 1, 2018 00:18:45


Host Jane Testar, the world's youngest cranky old lady, looks for comfort and togetherness like the Danes do, but with coffee, hockey, and all of the carbs and sugar (sorry Whole 30-ers). Oh, and also poop jokes.

Ya Filthy Animals

Feb 1, 2018 00:16:52


From dogs at the deli,to enhanced camels, to the unwashed parkas of Canada.

Bill of Health

Feb 1, 2018 00:13:08


Apparently Donald Trump is perfectly healthy. His presidency? Less so. What's the big fat deal? Host Jane Testar tells you.

Sudafed Up

Jan 9, 2018 00:12:41


It's week two of Jane's cold. Jen Hayward is trying to stay healthy. Is beef or chicken the better option? And are you ingesting enough helium?

Cold Snapped

Jan 2, 2018 00:14:36


Isn't it nice to go from ridiculously cold to normal cold temperatures? Let us bask in the relative warmth as we enter 2018!

Winter Clean Up

Dec 19, 2017 00:15:50


NO STAR WARS SPOILERS. Fear not. For fear leads to anger...anger leads to hate...hate leads to suffering. Jane cleans the annoying parts of 2017...out of 2017.

2017 Rating: 1 Star

Dec 12, 2017 00:13:25


If 2017 were on Yelp, no one would darken its door.

Sign the Pledge

Dec 5, 2017 00:17:52


Consider avoiding holiday eating remorse the way you should avoid the malls on Saturdays. Both lead to insanity.

Holiday Budget

Nov 28, 2017 00:15:42


Keep off the web, avoid the "sales", cut down on the boozing, trim redundant government employees and stop policing free thought in institutions of learning. IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

Aaaaand They're Off!

Nov 21, 2017 00:13:44


The holiday season has begun. In what new ways will we annoy each other this year? WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?!?!?!? Warning: Some DISCUSSION of birthday suits

Food and Fights

Nov 14, 2017 00:15:26


What's your favourite snack food? Ready to fight over it? There might be better things to fight about ex: human rights and the minimum wage!


Nov 7, 2017 00:19:39


Some of you are colour blind. And it has Jane seeing red.

The Smashing Pumpkins (not the band)

Oct 31, 2017 00:00:32


Okay, seriously. We can all stop talking about Halloween...after this episode.

Costume Fatigue

Oct 24, 2017 00:00:32


Jane messed up her make-up this morning, that counts as a "The Joker" costume, right? A Halloween apple to counteract all the sugar.

Sweet Treats

Oct 17, 2017 00:13:38


Halloween is just around the corner. But here's some early goodies. Hope you like energy drinks, roof pizza, off road dirt and yeast. Trick or treat!

Weight a Minute

Oct 10, 2017 00:16:17


Allay your fears, good listeners. One sumptuous feast of Thanks will not ruin thy figure. But just in case...laughing burns calories.

Choices Choices Choices

Oct 3, 2017 00:15:38


Listen up before you pick a Halloween costume...or buy a truck, eggnogg, go to Ikea, or move to Prince George.

Those Darn Kids

Sep 26, 2017 00:15:15


Grandma Jane blames Millennials for all the world's woes. (Don't tell her she technically qualifies as one).

I'm With Peggy

Sep 19, 2017 00:17:58


Jane is revelling in the continued success of Queen Atwood. So, we delve into some women's issues (not really at all). Dawn Dumont dispenses $ advice, Nikki Payne tells Americans to stay out of NS, then it's Clinton VS Swift before we discuss iPhones.

IT Happens

Sep 12, 2017 00:19:09


Jane is plagued by a certain horror movie currently in theatres. Maybe talking about Emojis, The Baroness Von Sketch Show, Because News, children on the first day of school and the mighty Canadian Moose will distract her.