Kevin Hart, D.L. Hughley Crown Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 1/27/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, also sees a debut for Tom Segura.

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Kevin Hart maintains his lead on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart dated Jan. 31, leading D.L. Hughley and Joe Rogan.

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. 23.

Marlon Wayans jumps back into the top five, moving 6-4, while three comedians break into the top 10, led by Tom Segura, who makes his chart debut at No. 8. Amy Schumer and Trevor Noah, two re-entries, round out the top 10.

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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  • 9. Amy Schumer

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  • 8. Tom Segura

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    Segura, a veteran comic, makes his first Top Comedians chart appearance with a 144 percent jump in Instagram comments. His new Netflix stand-up special, Disgraceful, premiered Jan. 12, came under fire after some viewers said Segura mocked people with Down syndrome in a portion of his set.

  • 7. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 8

  • 6. Colleen Ballinger

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    Last week: 5

  • 5. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 3

  • 4. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 4

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

    Hughley scored a 28 percent leap in Instagram favorites and a 31 percent boost in Instagram comments, a byproduct of his usual prolific posting strategy that mixed memes and videos with announcements relating to his current comedy tour. The comedian also posted twice in conjunction with the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., reposting a CNN video of the marchers.

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1