Joe Rogan Rises On Top Comedians Social Media Ranking With Kanye West Podcast Invite

6:50 AM 1/5/2019

by Kevin Rutherford

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

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Multiple shakeups on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart dated Jan. 9 occur, but one spot remains the same, as Kevin Hart rules the list for a second week in a row.

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 Jan. 1.

Besides Hart's continued reign, every other position on the list changes hands in some form, with Joe Rogan (4-2), Ricky Gervais (5-3), Colleen Ballinger (2-4) and Tommy Chong (6-5) rounding out the top five. More on Rogan's rise below.

Eddie Griffin and D.L. Hughley additionally re-enter the ranking at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.

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. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 9

  • 9. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 3

  • 8. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: -

  • 7. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 8

    Photos on her Instagram with Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and more at the Kardashians' holiday party snagged the comedian 293,000 Instagram favorites. She added 353,000 Twitter likes while tweeting about her former gig as CNN's New Year's Eve host, claiming she received a pay cut for asking for a raise.

  • 6. Eddie Griffin

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 6

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 5

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 4

    Rogan earned boosts in Twitter metrics, including 60 percent in mentions, thanks to his tweet announcing that Kanye West would be appearing on his The Joe Rogan Experience podcast soon. “2019 coming in hot!” he wrote.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1