Kevin Hart Holds at No. 1, Bill Maher Debuts on Top Comedians Chart

5:20 PM 6/14/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Five comedians debut on the chart in all, led by Maher at No. 2.

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Kevin Hart ranks at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for a second week in a row, while five acts debut.

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 June 6.

Bill Maher, Mike Epps, Katt Williams, Sarah Silverman and Roseanne Barr meanwhile make their maiden appearances on the 10-position chart.

See the full top 10 below, and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out this week's Top Actors and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Roseanne Barr

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    Last week: n/a

  • 9. Sarah Silverman

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    Silverman debuts at No. 9 shortly after the release of her new Netflix stand-up special, A Speck of Dust. She has been promoting the special while also criticizing President Trump on Twitter (where she earned 136,000 likes in the tracking week) and, on May 31, telling his son Donald Trump Jr. to “go murder an elephant.”

  • 8. Katt Williams

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    Last week: n/a

  • 7. Amy Schumer

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    Last week: 7

  • 6. Mike Epps

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  • 5. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 4

  • 4. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. Bill Maher

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    Last week: n/a

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1


    Hart had a big week on Instagram, accumulating 7.9 million Instagram favorites and 253,000 new followers – up 125 and 15 percent, respectively. The actor/comedian, whose new flick Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie debuted in theaters June 2, also released his new book I Can’t Make This Up on June 6. He promoted the book with a series of social media posts and photographs from a pre-release signing, an appearance at New York’s Bookcon and more.