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Comedy Factory from CBC Radio: Episodes

Being in charge is hard work. Especially when no one likes you.
The Comedy Factory team presents a heartfelt letter from Vladimir Putin, a freshly re-vamped border security system, and a holiday salute to cultural insensitivity.
Jane Testar can't accept that it's winter, but the comedy crew can already make jokes about it.
Boy it's cold in Canada...HOW COLD IS IT? Dean and Mike tell you. We hear some reports after an attack from Chinese hackers and the Twilight Saga continues...for some reason Jane can't quite comprehend.
Is Canada about to punk out of the Kyoto Accord? Al Rae discusses the history of the accord, we open the vault to confront Canada about its addiction to emissions and we try to help Lobster fishermen rebrand their product.
The world is buzzing with political unrest and we Canadians are...kind of peeved as well.
Podcast host Jane Testar and the CBC Comedy Crew fight the powers that be, starting with the G20 planning committee, moving on to the RCMP and finally Miss Conduct takes on the real trouble makers...people who wear ...
The "Occupy" Movement is now being threatened with eviction all around the world. This comes as no surprise to us here at the Comedy Factory. In fact we've got a whole list of previous, lesser known Occupy movements. Al Rae and host Jane Testar unsuccessfully try to stay calm in the financial crisis ...
Jane is cranky. Is she just paying tribute to recently deceased rantmeister Andy Rooney? Sure, let's go with that.
We lampoon Tim Horton's jump onto the specialty coffee bandwagon and we open the vault to make fun of Justin Bieber...he's young and rich...he's asking for it.
Did we mention Jane is cranky?
To celebrate CBC's broadcasting milestone, host Jane Testar serves up a lovely hors d'oeuvre platter of CBC history. Al Rae gives us a jaunty CBC timeline, and we hear from CBC comedy favorites The Frantics and the king of the passionate rant, Rick Mercer.
You can't see it, but there's confetti EVERYWHERE.
They're scrapping the long gun registry, but don't worry Canada, there's something ELSE to complain about...The new border crossing fee! Then we take a look at a 'new classic' from This is That to celebrate 75 years on the air. Can you believe this gold is free?!
Not sure about what you should be occupying? How about a chair as you take a quiz to see if you've got what it takes to protest properly? Then we celebrate 75 years of the CBC with a little help from our old friends The Vestibules and The Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Host Jane Testar hopes she occupies your hearts.
Everyone and everything seems to be on the chopping block these days. Or they're at least wearing out their welcome. We've got Don Cherry's rebuttal to criticism of his latest rant, we open the vault to support flight attendants and we try to get the kids of the cell phone, but their skin seems to have ...
Jane Testar is back and she's cleaning up this town, one sketch at a time. The Comedy Team tackles cyber crime, unreported crime and Miss Conduct cracks down on visible underwear.
Al Rae fills in for Jane Testar, asks questions about the controversial Keystone Pipeline, looks at the positives and negatives of Greece's financial woes and opens the vault to make fun of Leonard Cohen.
Giant chunks of space debris might be falling from the sky, but Jane Testar is trying to be positive about the whole thing. We learn get some useful facts about Parliament so that we're all ready for the first day back, and we get to hear Stephen Harper's thoughts on his return to the House.
Everything's ...
Jane Testar gives you a veritable Who's Who...of comedy we did this week.
First, don't worry if you can't PHYSICALLY take a walk down the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival, Al Rae has the next best thing. Then Jean Chr├ętien and Sheila Copps figure out the next step for the Liberal ...
Eyes forward, sit up straight, and spit out that gum. Summer holidays are over, but the comedy continues with a debate over Conrad Black's new found humility, a quiz to see if you could be the next leader of the NDP and a look back at the effect "Text-Talk" is having on the English language. Take out ...
The winds of change are blowing. Kings are forfeiting their crowns, from Apple's Steve Jobs to CTV's Lloyd Robertson. Will the new winds bring equal glory? Or will they just...blow?
Jane Testar guides you through the changing of the guard with comedic lists, Al Rae explains why prisoners vote conservative ...
We discover how royal designations are doled out, Al Rae explains the economy to a child and we pay tribute to a real class act, Mr. Jack Layton.
Bob Dylan was right, the times, they really ARE 'a changin'. Though Dylan isn't always right. Like his choice in facial hair. Creepy. Jane Testar guides you through the changing times with advice on how to announce your engagement and ReVision Quest explores the change from rural to urban life. Come ...
Down in the dumps? Are you already envisioning the end of summer? Guest host Jane Testar has a few reasons to stay in a fun summer mood. Al Rae makes going back to work easier with some workplace civility tips, we make fun of the news with Headline Punch lines and we take a look back at some funnies ...
Did you know that Jane Testar always wanted to host one of those science shows for kids? Well, here's her chance with this informative take on comedy. Because learning is fun! First we teach Doug Ford who the heck Margaret Atwood is, we learn about the U.S. debt crisis and we open the Comedy Vault to ...
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