Kevin Hart, Joe Rogan Reign on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 12/16/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Meanwhile, Ricky Gervais and Trevor Noah re-enter 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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Kevin Hart rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Comedians chart for a 29th consecutive week, while Tiffany Haddish returns to her previous best peak of No. 4 on the Dec. 20 ranking.

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 Dec. 12.

Aside from Hart at No. 1, the entirety of the 10-position chart changes in some capacity, with Joe Rogan returning to his No. 2 peak while Haddish and Marlon Wayans break back into the top five.

Two re-entries populate the chart, with Ricky Gervais and Trevor Noah returning at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.

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

    Last week: -

    The comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show received a boost of 13,268 percent in Instagram favorites in the Dec. 6-12 tracking week (226,000 in all), chiefly because he hadn’t posted since Nov. 22 prior to his Dec. 8 photo with Colin Kaepernick and Beyoncé at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year ceremony. Noah introduced Beyoncé, who presented the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Kaepernick at the Dec. 5 awards in New York.

  • 9. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: -

  • 8. Mike Epps

    Last week: 4

  • 7. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Bill Maher

    Last week: 8

  • 5. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 6

  • 4. Tiffany Haddish

    Last week: 7

  • 3. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 2. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 3

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1

    Hart snagged the top-performing post by an actor or comedian on Facebook in the Dec. 6-12 tracking week, earning 250,000 likes and 134,000 shares with his latest PokerStars video with Usain Bolt. That and promo around upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Dec. 20) helped Hart to 496,000 Facebook post likes and 10.9 million Instagram favorites.