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Toronto: The Sonar Network presents the comedy podcast “Evil Men”

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

THE SONAR NETWORK presents EVIL MEN, a podcast about bad guys, rude dudes, and sometimes murderers! A brand new project by Canada's favourite alt-comedians, CHRIS LOCKE, JAMES HARTNETT, and MICHAEL BALAZO, the hosts of Sonar's HAPPY GOOD WITH CHRIS LOCKE and THE LANDLORD AND TENANT PODMESS.


EVIL MEN is a comedic true crime podcast hosted by three comedians - Chris Locke, James Hartnett, and Michael Balazo. Each episode, they select a single evil man, bad person, or fictional character and discuss what made them so damn evil - all while joking their heads off. You’ll hear some super interesting nuggets of information about dubious historical or cultural figures presented by three guys who are definitely not experts in any way. In the inaugural episode, the guys explore one of the most notorious Evil Men in history - Jeffrey Dahmer. They dig into his life as a serial killer, plus they explore his little known ties to the worlds of practical jokes, tennis, and chocolate factories.


CHRIS LOCKE is an award winning stand up comedian who has two hit albums out on iTunes and Spotify and can be seen regularly at the Just For Laughs festivals in Montreal and Toronto. He can also be seen on CBC's Baroness Von Sketch Show, Mr. D., Tallboyz, Working Moms, and can be heard on CBC Radio’s Debaters, and SiriusXM. Chris is the creator and host of the funniest guided meditation podcast you'll ever hear, Happy Good with Chris Locke.

JAMES HARTNETT is a comedian, writer and actor. He's appeared on shows like New Eden (Crave), Ollie's Pack (Nickelodeon), The Boys (Amazon), Cupcake and Dino(Netflix), Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC), and The Beaverton (CTV). He's performed comedy at Just For Laughs, San Francisco SketchFest, Sled Island and NXNE. James has a standup comedy album called Get Bent! available on Apple Music or on streaming platforms. Together with Mike, he co-hosts The Landlord and Tenant Podmess.

MICHAEL BALAZO is a comedian, TV writer and podcaster. He’s a founding member of Toronto’s Laugh Sabbath comedy collective and has written for TV shows like The Beaverton (CTV), Schitt’s Creek (CBC), This Hour Has 22 Minutes (CBC), and CBC Radio’s This Is That. His debut comedy album is called Complete Discography and can be heard on Spotify. Together with James, he is also the co-host of the fan-favourite Sonar podcast, The Landlord and Tenant Podmess. Michael produces all of the original music for both podcasts!


THE SONAR NETWORK is a podcast network showcasing a curated selection of original comedy & arts podcasts, featuring the funny and the fascinating. The network proudly features unique voices such as the award-winning ON A DARK, COLD NIGHT and THE BED POST PODCAST. The network’s mission is to provide a platform for outstanding independent creators and to help build and foster a community of podcasters and their fans. Listeners can enjoy thousands of hours of content on as well as every major podcasting platform. THE SONAR NETWORK also proudly features a database of over 1200 guests including beloved comedians, artists, musicians, academics, and everything in between. If they’ve appeared on the network in any way, you can find them at

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