Kevin Hart Holds Lead, Sarah Silverman Re-Enters Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:15 AM 10/21/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Meanwhile, Sarah Silverman is the lone re-entry on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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An 87 percent bump in overall social media conversation helps Kevin Hart remain at No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, leading the ranking dated Oct. 25.

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. 17.

The top 10 of the chart remains largely the same (and with seven of the 10 in the same ranking as the previous week), but one comedian re-enters the ranking: Sarah Silverman, at No. 10, replacing Amy Schumer.

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. Sarah Silverman

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    Last week: -

    Silverman boasted a 165 percent in Facebook post likes with promotion surrounding her new show, I Love You, America, which premiered Oct. 12 on Hulu. The talk show, produced by Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and more, is set for a 10-episode first-season run and features an interview with ex-Westboro Baptist Church member Megan Phelps-Roper in its premiere episode.

  • 9. Trevor Noah

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    Last week: 6

  • 8. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 8

  • 7. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 7

  • 6. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 5

  • 5. Martin Lawrence

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    Last week: 9

  • 4. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 4


    Wayans’ Oct. 11 Facebook update screencapping his Instagram post asking followers if they’d like to see a White Chicks 2 was one of the most-liked posts by a comedian in the tracking week, garnering 149,000 reactions. The original film, co-starring Wayans’ brother Shawn, was released in 2004.

  • 3. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 3

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1