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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 ...
Woe is us. There's a lot of sad stuff going on in the news these days, but guest host, Jane Testar is determined to make the best of it. Al Rae tells a Northrop Frye Spy story, we take a nostalgic look back at the glory days of space travel and Miss Conduct tackles life's REAL problems: Phone etiquette.
We're having a heat wave (a tropical heat wave). And due to her on again off again air conditioner, guest host Jane Testar is MISERABLE. But comedy will get her through it. We've got Rupert Murdoch's answering machine, a lesson on will power from Mike O'Brien's Strange Animal and ReVision Quest, CBC's ...
We're having a heat wave (a tropical heat wave). And due to her on again off again air conditioner, guest host Jane Testar is MISERABLE. But comedy will get her through it. We've got Rupert Murdoch's answering machine, a lesson on will power from Mike O'Brien's Strange Animal and ReVision Quest, CBC's ...
Still trying to shed that last ten pounds? Yeah...we probably can't help you with that. But guest host Jane Testar can at least get the blood flowing with a few laughs! Dean Jenkinson takes you through Baby Boot Camp, Miss Conduct shows you how to stop being an annoying health nut, and we make Canada's ...
Jane Testar fires up the grill and serves the comedy medium rare. Dean Jenkinson plays a strumtastic ditty about Canadian inventions, we try to calm your fears surrounding the dangers of cell phones and we get a sneak preview of the latest episode of Strange Animal. Pull up a lawn chair and pile your ...
It's a Royal podcast with guest host, Jane Testar. We invite William and Katherine to Canada...but advise them against visiting certain places, Prince Charles tries to make a good impression with the help of Camilla and the decorated CBC radio show ReVision Quest tries to choose an elder. Pour a nice ...
Guest host, Jane Testar lounges out of the sun to celebrate the official start of summer. And nothing says summer like the NDP's annual convention, being forced to electrocute your own father or the sequel to one of many nerdly Hollywood blockbusters coming out this summer. Grab your SPF 90 and join us!
If you're a hockey fan right now, you're probably a little down in the dumps (or you're in the midst of setting fire to a dumpster). Either way, Jane Testar has some soothing comedy for you. We teach politicians how to lessen their public humiliation on the internet, Miss Conduct rejects your hug and ...
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