Joe Rogan's Elon Musk Flamethrower Video Scores Him Boost on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

6:50 AM 10/6/2018

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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Kevin Hart and Joe Rogan go 1-2 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Oct. 10.

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 2.

Hart rules the ranking for his 51st week in all.

Tommy Chong, D.L. Hughley and Kathy Griffin round out the top five.

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. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 9

  • 9. Desi Banks

    Last week: -

    The Vine star-turned-comedian debuts at No. 9 thanks to a high rate of interaction on Instagram, led by 697,000 favorites. Banks has transitioned much of his comedy to Instagram, where he celebrated a pair of sold-out stand-up shows in Dallas along with posting other short skits and bits.

  • 8. Jessica Robin Moore

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    Last week: 6

  • 7. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 14

  • 6. Michael Blackson

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    Last week: 5

  • 5. Kathy Griffin

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    Last week: 8

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 4

  • 3. Tommy Chong

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 4

    Rogan’s Oct. 2 Instagram video of Elon Musk showing off one of Boring Company's "not-a-flamethrowers" scored the comedian and podcast host a boost of 130 percent in Instagram favorites, earning 1.7 million in all. He also premiered his latest comedy special, Strange Times, via Netflix.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1