An Octopus-Loving History Buff Is Taking Over TikTok Comedy
What do you call an eight-limbed 19th century oil magnate? John D. Octofeller.
That criminally awful joke would never make the cut in one of the viral videos made by Jake Shane, better known by his TikTok handle @octopusslover8. Shane has filled a very specific niche on a platform exclusively made for very specific niches — he makes historical comedy videos in the style of modern POV sketches while wearing octopus-themed clothing and using tentacle-shaped props.
Shane has already cleared 700,000 followers with sketches based around anything from early American history all the way back to the Stone Age. By our count, that makes him the most popular mollusk-obsessed comic on TikTok. We might as well call him Octopus Prime.