Chris Rock Debuts on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:15 AM 8/26/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Meanwhile, Kevin Hart retains No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Chris Rock attend at the Tribeca Talks Director's Series - Getty-H 2017
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Chris Rock debuts on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, while Kevin Hart reigns for another week.

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. 22.

Hart has now ruled the chart, which began in June, for 13 straight weeks, fending off challenges from D.L. Hughley, Joe Rogan and more.

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. Chris Rock

    Last week: -

    Rock remembered on Instagram the comedian/civil rights activist Dick Gregory, the first black comedian who performed in white nightclubs, who died of heart failure Aug. 19 at age 84. “We lost a king,” he wrote. “They’ll [sic] never be another. Read his books. Look him up, you won’t be disappointed. Unfortunately the America that produced Dick Gregory still exists.” He attained 191,000 Instagram favorites in the tracking week, according to MVPindex.

  • 9. Amy Schumer

    Last week: 5

  • 8. Patton Oswalt

    Last week: 9

  • 7. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 8

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Mike Epps

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: 3

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 7

    Rogan celebrated 1,000 episodes of his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast Aug. 18 with an episode featuring Tom Segura and Joey Diaz. Posts about the milestone and more helped him to 126,000 Facebook post likes, a 169 percent boost.

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1