Chris Hardwick Debuts on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:15 AM 7/29/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Hart, for yet another week, leads the chart, which ranks the most popular funnymen and women based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Chris Hardwick debuts on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart at No. 7, while Kevin Hart retains his stranglehold on the top spot.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended July 25.

Hart has led the chart each week since its inception and gains 89 percent in overall social media conversation in the tracking week, according to MVPindex.

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Actors and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Amy Schumer

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    Last week: -

  • 9. Katt Williams

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    Last week: 8

  • 8. Gabriel Iglesias

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    Last week: 9

  • 7. Chris Hardwick

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    Last week: -

    Hardwick’s debut comes as part of some disappointing news for the comedian: his Comedy Central show, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, was canceled July 19. “600 eps of @midnight!” he wrote on Twitter. “I’m so proud! I’ve nothing but gratitude for @ComedyCentral & YOU for watching/hashtagging.” Hardwick jumps 145 percent in Twitter mentions and snagged 5,000 new followers on the service.

  • 6. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 5

  • 5. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 3

  • 3. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1

    After announcing he was “back on my comedy grind” on Twitter, Hart revealed dates for the opening leg of his latest stand-up tour, snagging a 77 percent boost in all social media engagement and 89 percent in conversation in the process. The tour kicks off Sept. 9 in Macon, Ga.

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