Shane Torres is a world-class storyteller, and, with a Shane Torres story, things often go from bad to worse for our protagonist. In Established 1981, Shane’s morning wood can turn to mourning wood. Drunkenness can lead to a “murderer’s casting call” real quick. The Texas native, a skilled and imaginative writer, is great at peppering vivid details as his stories take absurd twists, shaky heights and mortifying lows. Shane puts our chaotic and obnoxious world on blast, life’s unchallenged indignities are squarely in his crosshairs. The album is cartoonish and cantankerous and lovable and hopeful. And while it’s weird to say about someone that is seemingly secreting raw angst, Shane Torres is serene. He’s metered in turmoil. He’s a controlled fire. He’s a mindful cynic. Established 1981 establishes one of comedy’s funniest rising stars, a distinct voice for years to come. Listen to it now on Laughly!!