Joe Rogan Leads Top Comedians Social Media Ranking for the First Time

6:50 AM 10/13/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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After spending many weeks as the bridesmaid on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, Joe Rogan scores his first week at No. 1, ruling the list dated Oct. 17.

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 Oct 9.

Rogan leads the tally after spending a total of 12 weeks at No. 2 since the chart’s inception in June 2017, including five of the last six weeks.

Kevin Hart falls to No. 2 after presiding over the ranking for six straight weeks, followed by Kathy Griffin at No. 3.

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. Michael Blackson

    Last week: 6

  • 9. Sarah Silverman

    Last week: -

  • 8. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 7. Jessica Robin Moore

    Last week: 8

  • 6. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 4

  • 5. Tommy Chong

    Last week: 3

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: -


    Ballinger tweeted her excitement at having a cameo role in Ralph Breaks the Internet, out Nov. 21, in an Oct. 5 tweet. “I’ve been dying to tell you all about this!” she tweeted. “This is an actual dream come true!” In all, Ballinger scored 317,000 likes on Twitter, up 109 percent.

  • 3. Kathy Griffin

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1

  • 1. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 2

    In his 59th week on the chart, Rogan scores his first week at No. 1. His top post was an Instagram photo from the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov (Rogan is a UFC commentator), captioned, “Iconic.” Rogan scored 4.4 million Instagram favorites in all.