Kevin Hart Leads, Cheech Marin Debuts on Top Comedians Social Media Ranking

10:05 AM 11/11/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

Marin spends his first week on the chart, which ranks the most popular comedians based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, debuting at No. 8.

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Kevin Hart, who had a busy week as a competitor in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5, holds his lead on The Hollywood Reporter's Top Comedians chart dated Nov. 15.

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. 7.

One comedian debuts on the chart: iconic vet Cheech Marin, at No. 8. Plus, Ricky Gervaisre-enters at No. 10 after a week off the ranking. They replace Martin Lawrence and Gabriel Iglesias.

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. Ricky Gervais

    Last week: -

  • 9. Kumail Nanjiani

    Last week: 8

  • 8. Cheech Marin

    Last week: -

    The 71-year-old funnyman makes Top Comedians for the first time with boosts of 169 and 27 percent in Facebook comments and shares, respectively. Marin’s Facebook presence? A mix of reposted memes and photos of classic cars.

  • 7. Mike Epps

    Last week: 5

  • 6. Marlon Wayans

    Last week: 6

  • 5. Bill Maher

    Last week: 7

  • 4. Colleen Ballinger

    Last week: 4

  • 3. Joe Rogan

    Last week: 3

  • 2. D.L. Hughley

    Last week: 2

  • 1. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 1

    The actor/comedian competed in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 and shared a post-run Facebook video about the event, saying he ran a time of four hours and five minutes and cramped up around mile No. 20. The clip helped him to 167,000 Facebook post likes, up 120 percent.