Adam Sandler Returns to Top Comedians Social Media Ranking With Chris Farley Tribute

6:50 AM 12/29/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Adam Sandler - BFI Film Festival The Meyerowitz Stories UK Premiere - Getty - H 2017
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Kevin Hart returns to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Jan. 2, ruling the list for a 60th week in all.

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 Dec. 25.

Below Hart, Colleen Ballinger and Jessica Robin Moore rank at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, and Kathy Griffin, Trevor Noah and Adam Sandler round out the top 10 by re-entering the ranking, with Sandler on the list for the first time since February.

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. Adam Sandler

    Last week: -

    Sandler makes his first chart appearance since February, re-entering the chart at No. 10 with boosts in all social metrics, led by 178,000 Facebook shares and 143,000 Facebook post likes. Much of Sandler’s social engagement came from a clip he posted from his new Netflix special that pays tribute to the late Chris Farley.

  • 9. Trevor Noah

    Last week: -

  • 8. Kathy Griffin

    Last week: -

  • 7. Rickey Smiley

    Last week: 7

  • 6. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 5

  • 4. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Jessica Robin Moore

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 2

    9.5 million Instagram favorites, a boost of 38 percent, were Hart’s total for the Dec. 19-25 tracking week, leading him back to No. 1 on Top Comedians after a week at No. 2. His top post was artist Rino Russo’s drawing of the actor/comedian in the world of The Simpsons alongside Dwayne Johnson.