Marlon Wayans Debuts at No. 2 on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:15 AM 9/2/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The comedian and star of NBC's "Marlon" makes his first appearance on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Marlon Wayans debuts on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart dated Sept. 6 at No. 2 following increased attention around (and a postabout) his new NBC comedy series Marlon, which premiered Aug. 16.

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 Aug. 29.

Meanwhile, Kevin Hart continues his dominance on the chart, leading for a 14th straight week.

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. Kumail Nanjiani

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    Last week: 4

  • 9. Amy Schumer

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. George Lopez

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    Last week: - 

  • 7. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 5

  • 6. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6

  • 5. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 7

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: -

    Wayans continued to promote his new NBC comedy Marlon, which premiered Aug. 16, while thanking viewers for making its second episode the most-watched week-two summer comedy in a decade, drawing 889,000 Facebook post likes and 617,000 Instagram favorites.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1

    Hart helped raise more than $1 million for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas in just more than two days, garnering him a 40 percent boost in Instagram favorites and a 70 percent gain in Instagram comments. "I can't tell you how much your support means," he wrote shortly before the amount was reached. "When we as people come togther we can do amazing things."

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