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

10:05 AM 12/2/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Also, Kumail Nanjiani re-enters the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

Kevin Hart - backstage at The Ebony Repertory Theatre - Getty-H 2017
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News of the birth of his third child helps Kevin Hart retain the No. 1 spot on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart for a 27th consecutive week on the ranking dated Dec. 6. He remains the only person to have ever led the list since its launch.

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 Nov. 28.

Hart, who gained 55 percent in all chart metrics (according to MVPindex) and concurrently ranks at No. 2 on the Top Actors chart, leads D.L. Hughley and Mike Epps in the top three.

Amy Schumer, meanwhile, falls off the 10-position ranking (after re-entering last week), replaced by a re-entry from Kumail Nanjiani at No. 9.

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. Martin Lawrence

    Last week: 8

  • 9. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: -

    The actor/comedian celebrated the early release of his critically-acclaimed movie The Big Sick on Amazon Prime Nov. 22. Meanwhile, his tweets, generally observations/criticisms of the current political climate, garnered 580,000 likes in the Nov. 22-28 tracking week, up 135 percent.

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: 2

  • 7. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 6. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 9

  • 4. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Mike Epps

    Last week: 5

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1


    Hart’s Instagram favorites count rose 48 percent to 10.2 million overall, boosted in part by a photo he shared with wife Eniko and their first child together, son Kenzo (born Nov. 21), coming home from the hospital. The post snagged 1.8 million favorites.