Kevin Hart Holds Lead on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:15 AM 9/9/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Hart’s social engagement helps him to yet another week at No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Kevin Hart is No. 1 yet again on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart, holding the top spot on the ranking dated Sept. 13 for a 15th week.

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 Sept. 5.

The chart’s lone debut or re-entry belongs to Trevor Noah, who re-enters the Top Comedians chart at No. 10, while Amy Schumer drops out of the ranking.

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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    Last week: -


    The host of The Daily Show made just one post on Twitter in the tracking week: a tweet on Sept. 3 responding to President Donald Trump’s proclamation of the day as National Prayer Day. Noah’s response? “With Trump, every day is prayer day.” He earned 16,000 Twitter mentions, 11,000 more than the previous week, according to MVPindex.

  • 9. Kumail Nanjiani

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    Last week: 10

  • 8. Ricky Gervais

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    Last week: 5

  • 7. Mike Epps

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    Last week: 7

  • 6. George Lopez

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    Last week: 8

  • 5. Joe Rogan

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    Last week: 3

  • 4. Bill Maher

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    Last week: 6

  • 3. Marlon Wayans

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    Last week: 2

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

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    Last week: 4

  • 1. Kevin Hart

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    Last week: 1


    One of the many Facebook posts that helped Hart to 216,000 post likes (up 85 percent) was an old school video of the Top Comedians chart’s No. 2, D.L. Hughley, from Def Comedy Jam (and available on Hart’s Laugh Out Loud streaming network), Hart calling the clip a “classic.”