Kevin Hart Ranks as No. 1 Comedian on Social Media in New Chart

6:50 AM 6/6/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The comedian and movie stars bows at No. 1 on the social media-driven new chart, presented with data from MVPindex.

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Kevin Hart rules the first edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, while the renewal of Silicon Valley helps star Kumail Nanjiani bow at No. 5.

The Top Comedians chart is a ranking of the most popular comedians on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with 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 May 30.

DL Hughley, Ricky Gervais, Joe Rogan and Nanjiani round out the chart's first top five.

See the full top 10 below.

  • 10. Aziz Ansari

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  • 9. Russell Brand

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    Brand notches a 78 percent increase in Instagram favorites as well as 2,000 new followers, a bump partially attributed to a trio of posts he made following the terrorist attacks in Manchester, England, writing, “Observe how this event is reported. Observe how it is used. Stay true to love and try to be strong and kind.”

  • 8. Jim Gaffigan

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  • 7. Amy Schumer

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  • 6. Martin Lawrence

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  • 5. Kumail Nanjiani

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    On May 25, Nanjiani tweeted about the fifth season renewal of Silicon Valley, on which he’s starred since 2014, writing, “You heard it here first. Unless you heard it somewhere else. Then you read it here.” He also penned a tribute to fellow cast member TJ Miller, who it was revealed the same day would be leaving the show after its fourth season. Nanjiani gains 72 percent in Twitter likes in the tracking week for a total of 329,000.

  • 4. Joe Rogan

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  • 3. Ricky Gervais

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  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    The prolific comedian manages a 22 percent boost in Facebook likes and a 140 percent gain in Facebook shares, with one post a minute-long promotional video for his upcoming book I Can’t Make This Up, out June 6.

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